Dr. Feldman is an Associate Professor in the Journalism & Media Studies Department at Rutgers University. Her research examines media coverage of climate change and its influence on public opinion and engagement. Her recent work includes studies on the media and communication factors that affect opinion polarization around climate change, the role of efficacy messages and emotions in driving climate policy support and political activism, and how entertainment and comedy can be used to broaden public engagement with climate change. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, among other funders, and has been published in more than two dozen peer-reviewed articles. Feldman earned her PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, she was an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at American University.
Hart, P. S., & Feldman, L. (2021). The Benefit of Focusing on Air Pollution Instead of Climate Change: How Discussing Power Plant Emissions in the Context of Air Pollution, Rather than Climate Change, Influences Perceived Benefits, Costs, and Political Action for Policies to Limit Emissions. Science Communication.