Hollie Smith, School of Journalism and Communication

Hollie Smith

Hollie Smith

Associate Professor, Science and Environmental Communication
Associate Director, Center for Science Communication Research
Practice Areas: Environmental Communication and Media

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Hollie Smith is an academic expert in environmental communication and media. Her work primarily focuses on natural hazards in the American West. Smith’s research focuses on how the media covers scientific and environmental issues and communication's role in preparing for and responding to natural hazards. Her work is mainly collaborative and focuses on advancing knowledge in a way that will yield practical application and results. Smith currently serves as an associate editor for Science Communication and previously served as an associate editor for Environmental Communication. 

Recent Media:
When political reporters get training on science issues, they improve the sourcing in their science-related stories months later (Nieman Lab, May 2, 2022)
Why is science so polarizing? Blame the way we talk about it. (Grist, Jan. 29, 2021)
Meet the faculty: Hollie Smith, assistant professor of science and environmental communication (University of Oregon, September 2018)