Communicating Science in a Divided Society

Author and journalist at the University of Oregon Professor Peter Laufer recently visited the University of Nevada as part of an expert group of panelists alongside Vanessa Serrao, creative director of storytelling for National Geographic, and Stephanie McAfee, climatologist and associate professor at the University of Nevada, Reno discussing issues that come with communicating scientific findings as part of the launch of the Hitchcock Project.

The Reynolds School of Journalism launched the new Mick Hitchcock, Ph.D., Project for Visualizing Science with the “Communicating Science in a Divided Society” panel on October 21st. The Hitchcock Project was funded in 2018 as an initiative to prepare students, professionals and scientists to present science in visual and creative forms.

During this presentation, Professor Laufer said, “Scientists themselves are not good communicators; this is why this initiative at the university is so important because they need the journalists to help them.”

For more information on this event, please click here.

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