Speaking Science: Communicating with Media, Funders, Industry, and the Public

Tickets are $20 for faculty/staff and only $10 for graduate students and postdocs.

Opening Keynote

Telling Science Stories in an Era of Social Media and Misinformation

The pandemic rewrote the way that science stories were told. Virology and immunology became front-page news items; people got used to refreshing experimental vaccine trackers for by-the-day updates. Twitter became a source for data and expertise, and preprints—even standalone figures—became fodder for entire articles. To navigate this new landscape, journalists and the scientists they spoke to had to juggle new communication tactics, and figure out new strategies to identify and weed out misinformation and disinformation—an especially difficult task when so much was being learned by the second.

Presenter: Katherine J. Wu is a staff writer at The Atlantic where she covers science. She holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from Harvard University. Before joining The Atlantic, she was a science and health reporter for The New York Times focused on COVID-19. In 2020, she won the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists.

Register for the event!

Tickets are $20 for faculty/staff and only $10 for graduate students and postdocs.

Breakfast is included, but lunch is on your own.

For a full schedule, more information about the keynote speaker, and conference breakout sessions, visit the Speaking Science 2023 web page.

Start date
Friday, March 24, 2023, 8 a.m.
End date
Friday, March 24, 2023, 3 p.m.