SCIENCE & THE MEDIA:

Opportunities and challenges in a rapidly changing world

Monday, May 23rd, 2011 • 8 am to 6 pm
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039

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Why do the cultures of science and journalism sometimes clash? How can researchers do a better job of sharing their work with the wider world? Join us for a one-day COMPASS workshop to explore these critical questions.

This training will teach C-MORE graduate students, postdocs, and faculty how to transform their complex research into clear, compelling messages that work in the media and policy realms. We will combine lecture, discussion, and individual coaching with the opportunity to practice discussing your work one-on-one with local journalists.

Escape from the Ivory Towe cover This training is based on the programs COMPASS has created for the prestigious Leopold Leadership Program since 2000. It will feature material from the new book, Escape from the Ivory Tower: A guide for making your science matter by COMPASS Director of Science Outreach, Nancy Baron.

The workshop will be led by Liz Neeley, Assistant Director of Science Outreach for COMPASS. We will be joined by four outstanding journalists:

The workshop is from 8 am to 6 pm; breakfast, lunch and two coffee breaks will be provided.

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For more information, download the flyer 3MB PDF or contact Shellie Bench at shellierb@gmail.com. Space is limited; to register for the event please contact Shellie.

 

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