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Standing Up for Science II

Location Ljubljana,Slovenia
Date 23 March 2010  | 9:45 - 16:00
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COST gave its Early Stage Researchers the opportunity to take part in a media workshop organised by Sense About Science.

Do you think it is important for good science and evidence to be communicated to a wider audience? What can you do about misconceptions and misinformation about science? COST Early Stage Researchers joined this one-day media workshop to find out more and develop their experience.

Topic under discussion during the sessions included:

  • Science in the media: A panel of scientists discuss their experiences dealing with the media and what have they learnt from it including what happens when research announcements go wrong; statistics are manipulated; risk factors are distorted; or discussions become polarised?
  • What journalists are looking for: A panel of journalists discuss how they approach stories; balance the need for news and entertainment with reporting science; and what happens when facts are mis-represented?
  • Standing up for science; the nuts and bolts: Not yet the leaders in the field what can early career researchers do to encourage good science and evidence in the public domain?

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