Back to the Future: The Rachel Carson "Model" as a Response to the Crisis in Science Journalism

Sunday, February 17, 2013
Ballroom A (Hynes Convention Center)
Gregg Zachary , CSPO/​Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Carson’s career trajectory -- as a scientist turned government researcher, pamphleteer and finally popular writer and famous journalist – suggests creative and compelling responses to the dumbing down and contraction of “serious,” informed journalism, especially in such crucial areas of reportage about science, technology and complex problems of all sorts. Carson was viewed as a singular voice, a brilliant exception