[ASC-list] Does the media help or hinder science? Passion vs Accuracy

Niall Byrne niall at scienceinpublic.com.au
Tue Mar 11 02:45:42 UTC 2014

Dear ASCers,

A debate this Thursday in Brissie, posted on behalf of the Queensland Museum.

Does the media help or hinder science? Passion vs Accuracy

Accurate communication is often an issue for scientists, particularly when they feel the essence of their research is lost or reported in a way that is misleading. But would the public get to know about recent discoveries without the media? Would messages be delivered in a form that is easy to understand and interpret without media intervention?

Be part of a discussion that debates the role of the media in science communication and explore how science, communicators and the public can work together for effective information dissemination.

The debate will be moderated by Paul Barclay, presenter and producer of Big Ideas on ABC Radio National, and the speakers are:

*         Antony Funnell, Presenter, Future Tense and Media Report, ABC Radio National. Co-author, The Best Australian Science Writing 2013

*         Professor Suzanne Miller, CEO and Director, Queensland Museum Network

*         Dr Joel Gilmore, Science Communicator, Principal of the Renewable Energy & Climate Policy, ROAM Consulting

*         Dr Susannah Eliott, CEO, Australian Science and Media Centre

Bookings are essential - more details at http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/Events+and+Exhibitions/Events/2014/03/Lost+Creatures+Passion+vs+Accuracy#.Ux5xSPmSzbO

Time: Doors open 5.30pm for exhibition viewing. Discussion 6.30pm - 7.30pm. Please note, you must arrive at the Museum for entry before 6.20pm. Drinks and snacks available for purchase 5.30pm - 6.30pm.
Date: Thursday 13 March
Location: Queensland Museum Theatre, Level 2, Queensland Museum, South Brisbane
Cost: All prices include booking fees.

*         Adults $21.50

*         MyMuseum Adults: $16.50

*         Concession: $16.50

*         MyMuseum Concession: $11.50

Kind regards,

Niall Byrne
Creative Director
Science in Public
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