Sept. 6: Save the Date: Science, Journalism, and Democracy: Grappling with a New Reality


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 and PIOs but also from historians, psychologists, lawyers, and scientists exploring the evolving interactions among science, journalism, and democracy in our society.


Organizing committee:

Brooke Borel
Freelance journalist and author
Board member, NASW

David Levine
Freelance health/medical writer
Board co-chair, SWINY

Joe Bonner
Freelance communications consultant
Board co-chair, SWINY

Franklin Hoke
Ex. Dir., Communications and Public Affairs
The Rockefeller University

Conference venue:
The Rockefeller University
Carson Family Auditorium
1230 York Avenue
New York, New York 10065

For more information, please contact Brooke Borel at A full agenda and other details about the conference will be forthcoming in August, including information about live-streaming the event. Please save the date! And please share this email with colleagues who might be interested in attending.

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