President Barack Obama recently delivered a major address regarding climate change policy. USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism faculty members Larry Pryor and G. Thomas Goodnight gave their expert analysis of the speech and related matters.
Pryor is an associate professor of journalism who teaches newswriting and environmental journalism. The journalist, who covered the environment while at the Los Angeles Times, had a particular interest in the public policy aspects of the Obama speech — including noting how the president’s climate action plan was treated by the environmental community and the president’s opponents in Congress.
Goodnight is a communication professor as well as USC Annenberg’s director of doctoral studies. Goodnight is a rhetorician with a long history of analyzing speeches and debates. His current interests include science communication and communicative reason in controversy.
Both professors are members of USC Annenberg’s Earth Sciences Communication Initiative.
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