Standing Up for Science: Media Workshop on April 24th at Broad (Apply by March 14th)Mar 6th, 2012 | By Cherie Ramirez | Category: Announcements
STANDING UP FOR SCIENCE Media Workshop
Tuesday 24TH APRIL 2012 | AT THE BROAD INSTITUTE, CAMBRIDGE, MA
- Are you passionate about your research?
- Do you think it is important for good science and evidence to be communicated to a wider audience?
- What can you do to address scientific misconceptions and misinformation?
This full day event is FREE and open to early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job)
- Science in the media: What happens when research announcements go wrong; statistics are manipulated; risk factors are distorted; or discussions become polarised?
- What journalists are looking for: How do journalists approach stories and balance the need for news and entertainment with reporting science? And deal with accusations of polarising debates and misrepresenting facts?
- Standing up for science; the nuts and bolts: This session offers 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!
The Standing Up for Science workshops have been held in the UK since 2005. This will be the first full-day workshop in the US and participants will be invited to join the newly formed Voice of Young Science USA network.
TO APPLY: Send a CV and short COVER LETTER to Leonor Sierra (email@example.com) by WEDNESDAY 14TH MARCH 2012. Our workshops are very popular and there are limited places available.