Water Communication and Policy Research


Kajsa Dalrymple, UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Kajsa Dalrymple,
UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication

A University of Iowa faculty member is conducting a content analysis of how water quality issues are being covered by the media in Iowa.

The findings indicate water utility issues and recreational water uses are the top stories, with little media coverage on research and ways to preserve our water resources.

Dalrymple hopes her communication research leads to policy discussions in the future, starting a conversation about water issues with legislatures, land management communities, farmers, and the general public.

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