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Advancing the Science and Practice of Science Communication: Misinformation about Science in the Public Sphere

Videos

 


APRIL 3, 2019

8:30 AM Introductory Remarks and Plenary Speaker
Dietram Scheufele, University of Wisconsin-Madison





The Landscape of Mis(dis)information about Science
Michael Cacciatore, University of Georgia

 

 
9:15 AM Panel 1. What We Know and Need to Know about Misinformation: Perspectives from Research and Practice

(Mis)informed about What? What Citizens Most Need to Know about Science and Scientific Information
Dominique Brossard, University of Wisconsin

 


Infrastructure and Systems for Reducing the Spread and Impact of Misinformation
          David Lazer, Northeastern University


Reaching Diverse Audiences
          Vish Viswanath, Harvard University

 



Trusted Sources: Curating the Best Available Information from Science
         Laura Helmuth, The Washington Post




Connecting Audiences with Evidence through Participation
         Judith Cox, World Science Festival 


Discussion

 


11:15 AM Panel 2. Misinformation in the Context of Public Controversy
         Andrew Hoffman, University of Michigan



Science and Controversy: Ability and Motivation of Citizens to Work Around Misinformation
         Sara K. Yeo, University of Utah


 

Defining and Achieving Science Communication Goals in an Era of Virally Disseminated Nonsense
         William K. Hallman, Rutgers University

 

When Science Threatens Values and Beliefs: Challenges in Public Health
         Katherine Lyon Daniel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


 

How Does Evolving Information about Food, Nutrition, and Health Affect the Credibility of Science?
         Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Rutgers University


 

Discussion


 


2:15 PM Panel 3. Connecting Facts to What People Already Know (or Think They Know): Storytelling and Narrative
     Liz Neeley, The Story Collider

 

Science of Storytelling; Storytelling of Science
         Michael Dahlstrom, Iowa State University & Marty Kaplan, University of Southern California


 

Communicating the Gist: Misinformation, Memory, and Meaning
     Valerie Reyna, Cornell University


 

Narrative at the Bedside and in the Clinic
     Johanna Shapiro, University of California, Irvine


 

Science as an (Entertaining) Story
     Elliot Kirschner, iBiology


 


Discussion







4:00 PM Our Most Pressing Problems: How Research and Practice Partnerships can Help

     Czerne Reid, University of Florida

 

RPPs: A New Cultural Model for Tackling Intransigent Challenges in Education, Health, and Science Communication
     Bronwyn Bevan, University of Washington


 
 


7:00 PM Distinctive Voices Public Lecture 
Jevin West, University of Washington

 


APRIL 4, 2019

8:00 AM Panel 4. The Future of (Trusted) Information: Lessons from Related Fields


A Data-Driven View of the Information Ecosystem: Real News, Fake News, and No News at All
     Duncan Watts, Microsoft, Inc.


 

Knowing What’s Good for Us: Lessons from Health Communication, Public Health, and Social Marketing to Address Health Inequities
     Itzhak Yanovitsky, Rutgers University


 

Capitalizing on Opportunities of an Online World
     Christie Aschwanden, FiveThirtyEight

 

Misinformation and the Limits of Science: An Industrial Perspective
     Anne Wallin, Dow Chemical (ret)

 

Discussion

 
 

1:15 PM Panel 5. Lessons from Scalable Approaches
     May Berenbaum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

The Kids Are Not Alright
     Phillip Schermer, Project Healthy Minds


 

Curating Scientific Expertise for Delivery on Deadline SciLine
     Rick Weiss, AAAS


 

Scaling Up in Communities Through Informal Science Education Networks and Ecosystems
     Kirsten M. Ellenbogen, Great Lakes Science Center


 

How to Succeed at Making STEM Videos
     Nsikan Akpan, PBS NewsHour


 

Discussion

 
 

3:00 PM Panel 6. Major Initiatives on Misinformation and the Implications for Communicating About Science

Elizabeth Christopherson, Rita Allen Foundation

Michael D. Rich, CEO, RAND

 

Michael Dimock, President, Pew Research Center

 

Vanessa Boudewyns, RTI International

 

Discussion

 

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