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Fri, Apr 10

Coronavirus Conversations: Science Communication In The Time Of Coronavirus

Virtual Meeting     1:00 PM

Science Communication In The Time Of Coronavirus

Friday April 10, 2020 1:00 PM, Zoom

During an unprecedented time, when virtually all science communication seems to be focusing on the Coronavirus pandemic and lives literally hang in the balance, effective science communication is more important than ever. What sources should you trust? How much of the current information is accurate and being effectively communicated? How can scientists and science communicators ensure that “good” science is communicated, while combating the spread of “bad” information? Why does public trust of expertise seem to be so severely challenged right now? What roles do social media play? Join us for a discussion with a panel of renowned experts in science journalism, science writing and science communication research, who will answer these questions and others you have about science communication in the time of Coronavirus.

Our experts will be:

Dominque Brossard, PhD, Sheril Kirshenbaum, MS, MPP, Maryn McKenna, MSJ, and Dietram Scheufele, MA, PhD.

Jory Weintraub, PhD will moderate.

 

UPDATE April 10th 11:00 AM: We have increased our capacity and are continuing to accept RSVPs. There will also be a recording available after the event has concluded.

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This virtual event series is open to the public. Press covering the coronavirus outbreak are welcome to attend. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

Coronavirus Conversations: A new, virtual event series from Duke Science & Society

 

As we practice social distancing, engage in online learning, and work remotely we are burdened with questions about how this pandemic is affecting our lives, the lives of those we love, and the society we are a part of. Over the course of this event series faculty and staff from Duke Science and Society will join academics, lawmakers, students, researchers, doctors, and others to shed some light on the events happening around us and what life will start to look like moving forward.

We will have moderated, casual lunch-time discussions with brief Q&A held via Zoom chat.

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