Communicating science in a ‘post-truth’ world – Sept. 12

color photo of Communicating Science journalism panelThe School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) will host a panel discussion, “Communicating Science in a ‘Post-Truth’ World,” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the Lory Student Center, Room 382.

This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Join leading science journalists as they explore how current events are influencing journalism, and society’s conversations. They’ll respond to the question once posed by Gloria Steinem: Is there an upside to the downside?

Panelists include:

• Christopher Joyce, National Public Radio
• Grace Hood, Colorado Public Radio
• Rachel Cernansky, freelance journalist published in Nature, The New York Times, The Washington Post
• Jeff Burnside, Scripps Fellow, Center for Environmental Journalism at University of Colorado Boulder

Nancy Baron, director of Science Outreach for COMPASS, will moderate the discussion. COMPASS helps scientists engage more effectively in public discourse about the environment.

Baron leads a two-day intensive workshop for SoGES’ Sustainability Leadership fellows to better prepare them to talk about their research with media and the public. This is the seventh year for this program, which has 140 fellows to date from across all colleges on campus.

To view the journalists’ biographies and for more information about this event, please visit the SoGES website.