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65: Analyzing Broadcast Meteorology Language During Major Weather Events w/ Robert Prestley

May 26, 2020

We are joined by Robert Prestley (NCAR), who talks about his research analyzing broadcast meteorologists in Houston who were covering Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Using YouTube videos of the broadcasters, he used qualitative research methods to understand individual meteorologists at KHOU-TV and their use of specific words, phrases, and figurative language to talk about the impacts of Hurricane Harvey on Houstonians.


Modifications were made for the Introduction and transition music "Baby, I'm Bad Weather" by Toussaint Morrison: and "1400"  and by Yung Kartz: