Getting the Story Right: How to Communicate About Science

Laura Helmuth spoke from her experience as a researcher and as a science journalist about the challenges of reporting on science and how societies can help bridge the gap between academia and the media. Speaker Laura Helmuth is the Health, Science and Environment editor for The Washington Post. She is currently the president of the…

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Uncertainty and the Scientific Process

Understanding the role of uncertainty in the scientific process is critical to reporting on and interpreting research in the news. How can we educate journalists and the public to help them engage with science? Speaker Neda Afsarmanesh is Deputy Director at Sense About Science USA, based in Brooklyn, NY. She joined the non-profit organization in…

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Fostering Global Scientific Collaboration in a Time of Uncertainty

What impact will political decisions like Brexit and the Trump administration’s challenges to scientific consensus around climate change have? Are we really in a “crisis” of scientific credibility? Speaker Jay Flynn has worked in online information management for almost 20 years in a variety of roles, including technology, sales, marketing, and editorial. He began his…

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