Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Should scientists withhold some evidence to avoid alarming the public? Who decides?
We will have conversations related to the connection between science as a journal article and as a media story.
Please bring an example to share (if you have one) of a science story in the media that either avoided the pitfalls of over-dramatization or fell headlong into the snake pit.
Share the brown-bag with colleagues who you feel could add to the discussion or need assistance.
Recent articles helpful for discussion:
- Scientists are cautious about public outreach (Nature)
- The Dangerous Silence of Academic Researchers(Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Risking Engagement To Be Relevant (COMPASS)
- Four Ways Scientists Can Give Good Answers to Bad Questions (AGUBlogospher)