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Posts tagged "National Academies"

At the Scientist Magazine, Five Myths about Science, the Media, and the Public

In an opinion article at The Scientist magazine, Dietram Scheufele and I discuss 5 intuitive but persistant myths about science, the media, and the public, drawing on conclusions discussed at the recent National Academies “Science of Science Communication” conference.  The five myths we highlight include: 1. Americans no longer trust scientists. 2. Science journalism is...

What Carl Sagan, Brian Greene, and E.O. Wilson Understand About Communication

In 2008, I discussed with Big Think why popularizers like Brian Greene, E.O. Wilson, and Carl Sagan are so effective at engaging the public on complex science subjects. I also described how research can inform science organizations and others institutions in doing systematically what these great popularizers have learned to do intuitively. Below is video...

Video, Slides, & Readings for Sackler “Science of Science Communication” Lecture on Media & Science Policy Debates

On Tuesday, May 22, I delivered a lecture as part of the National Academies’ Sackler Colloquium on the “Science of Science Communication,” reviewing the role of the media in science policy debates.   The video of the lecture is above and those of my fellow panelists Dominique Brossard and William Eveland are also available via...