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How much has digital news consumption affected the public perception of climate change?

Digital news consumption has been overtaking traditional news consumption in the past decade. Academics are researching the effect this has on the public perception of climate change.

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A scientist’s opinion: interview with Craig T. Robertson on the public perception of climate change in relation to news consumption

Dr Craig T. Robertson is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. To what extent do you believe that climate change coverage in digital media is different compared to traditional media? Craig T. Robertson: Digital media opened the opportunity for a lot more specifically focused climate change reporting media ...

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A scientist’s opinion: interview with Dr Claudio Morana on the public perception of climate change in relation to news consumption

Dr Claudio Morana is Professor of Economics at the University of Milano-Bicocca and Director of the university’s Center for European Studies (CefES). How important are climate activism and its coverage in digital media for environmental awareness? Claudio Morana: When politicisation of climate change is behind inaction, climate activism becomes an important way forward for change. ...

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The EU Digital COVID Certificate – towards a European Health Union?

The EU Digital COVID Certificate will facilitate safe free movement of citizens in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will become available in all EU Member States as of 1 July. The massive economic, social and human impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has raised fundamental questions about healthcare rights and standards in the European ...

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An expert’s opinion: An interview with Aida Ponce del Castillo on the impacts of remote working on employees

Aida Ponce del Castillo, senior researcher at the Foresight Unit of European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) in Brussels, has been assessing the legal, ethical and regulatory issues of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, focussing on their impact on work and employment. In this interview she voices concerns about the speed of adoption of surveillance ...

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An expert’s opinion: An interview with Karen Gregory on the future of work post-covid

We speak with Karen Gregory, a digital sociologist at the University of Edinburgh, on how Covid-19 is affecting the way we work and its knock-on effects. Creative political interventions will be required to address the socio-economic inequalities highlighted by the pandemic. How had Covid-19 changed our working life? Karen Gregory: For those who can work ...

Paolo Attivissimo interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Paolo Attivissimo about new tech normalcy

An interview with Paolo Attivissimo. He is an information technology writer and journalist, science communicator, public speaker, technical translator and interpreter, and hoax buster. He has followed from the early stages the intense debate that has been going on about the dispute that has arisen within the PEPP-PT consortium. The interview took place by telephone ...

jurgen geuter interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Jürgen Geuter about new tech normalcy

An interview with Jürgen Geuter. He is an independent theorist working on the intersection of technology, politics and the social aspects. He writes and speaks about the social consequences of the digital turn as well as the structure of the digital turn itself. He has written for a number of German and international publications such ...