solutions journalism, climate change communication, health communication, media effects
Kathryn Thier is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Center for Climate Change Communication. She received her PhD in Communication with an emphasis on communication science and social cognition from the University of Maryland. Her largely quantitative research centers on how the emerging practice of solutions journalism can promote pro-social outcomes, particularly to address climate change and other health issues. Prior to her doctoral education, she taught journalism and public relations for six years at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, where she co-founded The Catalyst Journalism Project, a research and teaching collaborative focused on the intersection of solutions and investigative journalism. Previously, she was a professional journalist at Newsday and The Charlotte Observer.
Thier, K. & Namkoong, K. (2023). Identifying major components of solutions-oriented journalism: A review to guide future research. Journalism Studies, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2023.2230314
Thier, K. & Lin, T. (2022). How solutions journalism shapes support for collective climate change adaption. Environmental Communication, 16(8), 1027-1045. https://doi.org//10.1080/17524032.2022.2143842