Heading Southwest

Truck group TS

We’re on the road again. A few years ago (2011) our Environmental Communication class at SMU skirted areas of the Gulf of Mexico to explore communication challenges surrounding the BP Oil Spill. This January (2014) the Environ. Comm. class from SMU’s Comm. Studies division, will head to SMU’s scenic mountain campus in Taos, N.M., to examine complex environmental issues in Northern New Mexico, where the convergence of diverse cultures, ancient traditions and modern innovation, create unique challenges for establishing meaningful environmental consensus. Students will talk to key environmentalists and conservationists in the region to learn best practices for tailoring effective messages, educating the public and rallying support. How do environmental advocates cut through the information glut in the age of social media, in order to garner financial/political backing, and to implement solutions?  Students will explore these issues and chronicle their impressions during the 10-day journey from Texas to New Mexico. Stay tuned. –Professor Flournoy

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About Nina Flournoy

Author, Editor, Writer with expertise in Book Projects, Blogs, Academic writing, Social Media, PR, Marketing and Strategic Communication. A former national newspaper/magazine reporter and editor-turned-professor in Communication Studies at Southern Methodist University, and Director of SMU in London. Proud mother of three girls, one dog and wife of journalist and professor Craig Flournoy.
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