Science, Journalism, and Democracy: Grappling with a New Reality
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The current media landscape is a confusing swirl of reality, misinformation, and so-called fake news. Where does science communication fit into this mess? And how can science communicators navigate a political climate that's increasingly hostile to both science and journalism?
This one-day conference will give science communicators new tools for doing their jobs in the current political climate. It will also help attendees learn strategies to get answers from governmental agencies and other sources that may be reluctant to answer questions. Conference attendees will hear not only from journalists but also from historians, lawyers, and scientists exploring the evolving interactions among science, journalism, and democracy in our society.
There is no charge to attend the conference, but registration is required. Space is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Note that the conference will be livestreamed for registrants unable to attend in person. Please register below to receive the livestream link when it becomes available.