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How Various Media Outlets Are Used to Popularize, Communicate & Promote Science

How Various Media Outlets Are Used to Popularize, Communicate & Promote Science

Thursday, October 18, 2007

NYU School of Medicine, Smilow Auditorium

Presented By

Presented by Science Alliance


We're pleased to announce our next lecture on the media's role in science communication on Thursday, October 18th at 7pm, Smilow 1st Flr. Seminar room, NYU School of Medicine (enter off 30th St ). Four dynamic panelists will discuss their past and current roles using various media outlets, including print and radio, to present scientific topics to a variety of lay audiences.

Panelists include:

  • Christopher Mims is the special projects editor at Scientific American dot com. In his former role as online editor at Seed Magazine, he built scienceblogs dot com.
  • Ann Marie Cunningham is a science journalist who began in magazines and books, and has moved into broadcasting and Webcasting. She is now a contributing producer to NPR's Talk of the Nation: Science Friday and its Web features and acts as Executive Director to TalkingScience, Science Friday's nonprofit arm.
  • Kitta MacPherson has been The Star-Ledger's science writer since 1983. She strives daily to provide clear, concise prose about science for the intelligent "laypeople" who are her readers.
  • David Levine is Senior Director in the Office of Communications and Marketing for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Levine was Director of Media Relations for the American Cancer Society. He also worked as a medical editor/writer for Pfizer Inc and has published a number of scientific articles for lay audiences.

A networking reception will follow the talk, which will provide an opportunity to meet the panelists and network with other science writers, scientists, authors, journalists, and other attendees.