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Upcoming Event

Evidence into Policy and Practice Seminars

What is the role of the media when reporting on science in uncertainty?

6 July 2021 12:00–13:30

Through the Covid crisis, and related global uncertainty, there has been a resurgence in global editorial media from newspapers to radio stations, independent broadcasters to specialist digital news sites. Counter to predictions that social media and citizen journalism would cause the collapse of news publishers, they continue to have fundamental role in mediating and influencing policy on the most challenging issues of today such as pandemic response or climate justice.

From raising awareness of ‘fake news’ using myth busting evidence to championing the lived experiences of people often excluded from mainstream policy, news publishers are vital to public and policy discourse. But, how will the role of media in communicating scientific evidence evolve into the future? How can academics and journalists tackle the (dis) information overload?

To join the debate, listen in to our panel of leading journalists and media experts as they discuss the challenges and opportunities around news reporting on science when the evidence is contested and opinions on policy responses divergent.

Chair

Speakers

  • Mark Galloway, International Broadcasting Trust (IBT)
  • Andrew Jack, Global Education Editor, Financial Times
  • Vanessa Offiong, Reporter, CNN As Equals

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This webinar compliments our professional development course Shaping Policy with Evidence which takes place from 22 June to 22 July.

Key contacts

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James Georgalakis

Director of Communications and Impact

j.georgalakis@ids.ac.uk

+44 (0)1273 915781

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