Jennifer Good, Associate Professor

Faculty of Social Sciences




Jennifer Good, Associate Professor

Office: SBH 342
Extension: 3707; Email: jgood@brocku.ca

I'm interested in supervising projects in areas related to popular culture and the 'natural environment' - in any of the myriad ways that popular culture and the 'natural environment' are manifest.

Education:
Ph.D. Communication, Cornell University
M.E.S. Environmental Studies, York University
B.A. International Relations, University of British Columbia

Research Interests:
My research interests sit at the intersection of the mass media, materialism and our relationship with the natural environment. My current work includes a book proposal about electronic waste (and an online media/economic literacy toolkit that will help people explore how the issue of electronic waste has been avoided); a book chapter about how we learn about the environment from television; a journal article about “ethical oil"; research on how advertisers/marketers and environmental activists are using new information/communication technologies.

Teaching Areas:
Communication Research Methods
Communication Theory
Environmental Communication
Popular Culture and the Environment
Social Justice and the Environment

Selected Publications:
Good, J. (2013). Television and the Earth: Not a Love Story. Halifax, NS: Fernwood Publishing.

Good, J. (2009). The cultivation, mainstreaming and cognitive processing of environmentalists watching television. Environmental Communication: The Journal of Nature and Culture, 3(3), 279-297.

Good, J. (2008). The framing of climate change in Canadian, American and international newspapers: A media propaganda model approach. Canadian Journal of Communication, 33(2).

Good, J. (2008). The cultivation, mainstreaming and cognitive processing of environmentalists watching television. Environmental Communication: The journal of Nature and Culture.

Good, J. (2006). Shop ‘til we drop?: Television, materialism and attitudes about the natural environment. Mass Communication and Society, 10( 3), 365-383.

Good, J. (2005). Internet use and environmental attitudes: A social capital approach. Environmental Communication Yearbook Volume III, 211-233.
 

Jennifer Good