Standing Up for Science: A Media Workshop

Saturday, February 18, 2012: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Room 111-112 (VCC West Building)
This workshop aims to encourage early career researchers to get involved in public debates about science, particularly when they are controversial. Presenters will discuss the participantsí concerns about speaking out in public and confront misconceptions about how the media works. Drawing on experience, the panel will discuss what happens when science reporting goes wrong, statistics are manipulated, or media discussions become polarized. The panel will explain how journalists approach stories and balance the need for news and entertainment with reporting science, and provide practical tips.
Julia Wilson, Sense About Science