Media week: UO scholars in the news this week

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UO researchers and scholars were featured in stories about race and environmentalism, the demographics of video game users, fake news and early oceanic exploration over the past week.

Nicole Smith Dahmen, Troy Elias, Deborah Morrison and Daniel Morrison, all with the UO’s School of Journalism and Communication co-wrote a piece in Quartz, titled “The overwhelming whiteness of US environmentalism is hobbling the fight against climate change.”

Here are some other places where UO researchers were mentioned in the media:

  • National Public Radio’s All Tech Considered interviewed Edmond Chang, visiting assistant professor in women’s and gender studies at the UO, for a story on race and the videogame industry. 
  • UO sociologist Marion Goldman provided insight on what draws people to fake news on an episode of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud.
  • Scott Fitzpatrick, professor of archaeology at the UO, talked about weather and ocean explorers on The Jefferson Exchange.

Around the O would like to know when members of the UO faculty, staff or students are interviewed by media or have written for publications based on their role at the UO. If you or a colleague have been in the news please send an email to