FOSEP Lecture: "The Importance of Science Journalism", Chris Mooney, Princeton

Start Date/Time: Thursday, May 14, 2009, 11:00 AM
Location: HUB Room 200AB

Ever communicated science with the media?...Heard of a colleague misunderstood by a reporter over the conclusions of their research?...Fathomed being befuddled by Stephen Colbert?...Felt as though there's a lack of communication training in your education?

FOSEP has you in mind as we welcome Chris Mooney, author, blogger, and journalist, to campus for an hour of training and discussion surrounding the topic of scientists communicating with the media. Mooney will characterize the increasingly bleak landscape of science journalism, give suggestions on media communication that only a writer could convey, and take part in general discussion with the audience.

Chris Mooney is a visiting associate in the Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University and the author of three books, "Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle over Global Warming," "The Republican War on Science", and the forthcoming "Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future," coauthored with Sheril Kirshenbaum. Mooney and Kirshenbaum collaborate on "The Intersection" for Discover blogs. Earlier this year, Chris was featured on "The Colbert Report," where he discussed President Obama's new science policy.

Refreshments will be provided.

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