Your scribe here, Tinker Ready, appears at the second event on science and the media.
Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Standing Up for Science Media Workshop
Broad Institute | 7 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142, United States
Tuesday April 24, 2012
10.00 am Registration
Map of the location: http://g.co/maps/fn2uh
10.30 – 12.00 pm Science and the media
What happens when research announcements go wrong, statistics are
manipulated, risk factors are distorted, or the discussions become polarised?
Panellists: Dr Shawn Douglas, Fellow at the Wyss Institute for Biologically
Inspired Engineering; Professor Lorna Gibson, Professor of Materials Science
and Engineering, MIT; Dr Willy Lensch, Principal Faculty and Faculty Director of
Education, Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
12.00 – 1.10 pm Group work and lunch. Lunch will be provided.
1.10 – 2.30 pm What are journalists looking for?
How do journalists approach stories, balance the need for news and
entertainment with reporting science, and deal with accusations of polarising
debates and misrepresenting facts?
Panellists: Gino del Guercio, documentary filmmaker, Adjunct Professor, Boston
University’s College of Communication; Tinker Ready, freelance health and
science writer, Boston Health News & Nature Boston; Stephen Smith, City
Editor, Boston Globe.
2.30 – 3.10 pm Group work
3.10 – 4.15 pm Standing up for science – the nuts and bolts
Practical guidance for early career researchers to get their voices heard in
debates about science, how to respond to bad science when you see it, and top
tips for if you come face-to-face with a journalist.
Panellists: B. D. Colen, Sr. Communications Officer for University Science,
Harvard University; Leonor Sierra, Science and Policy Manager, Sense About
Science; Luke Stoeckel, Director of Clinical Neuroscience and Staff Training,
MGH-Harvard Center for Addiction Medicine, & VoYS US Representative.
4.15pm Close and informal feedback
End of Day Please join us for a drink