Science communication to journalists and policymakers



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4 June, 3-4 pm

15 / n.a.


Many scientists hope that their research can inform the public and policymakers, but scientific papers rarely reach those audiences. However, there is an enormous amount that we as scientists can do to communicate our results more effectively through other channels. Benefits include raising the visibility of your own research and avoiding mis-characterization of your findings. In this workshop, we'll discuss how to reach media and policy audiences and practice using the Message Box, a flexible and widely useful science communications tool. I'll also pull from seven years of communicating to international print, radio, and TV journalists and US Congressional audiences about climate change.


Prof. Malin Pinsky

sDiv sabbatical professor from the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

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