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Friday
Mar162012

RS56 - Howard Schneider on Science News Literacy

Release date: March 11, 2012


Massimo and Julia discuss science communication with Howard Schneider, dean of the school of journalism at SUNY Stonybrook and former editor of Newsday. A guest at previous skeptic events, including the first annual Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism, Schneider has argued in the past that skeptics lay too much blame at the feet of the media for public misunderstandings and misconceptions about science (video here). Julia and Massimo question him on this point, and ask him for his thoughts on what *can* be done to improve scientific literacy. As the founder of the Center for News Literacy and the Center for Communicating Science, Schneider has plenty of thoughts to share -- including making scientists take improv classes. Should science communication involve more storytelling? And is there any way to take advantage of new, online media formats to remedy some of the weak points in the science communication process?

Howard's pick: "CPJ.org: Press Freedom Online - Committee to Protect Journalists"

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    To increase scientific literacy in her need to invest a lot of money-that would achieve some success! Still need to increase the requirements for graduate school, and only then can we talk about something!

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I only wish that we could develop a Society where Science & Reason are the basis in how we organize ourselves. That our major Social Institutions like Economics, Politics & Education can all function under our vast Scientific knowledge to develop a most optimum way of Sustainable, Efficient living. I feel that now more than ever we are prime for this type of organization that will bring in a new level of prosperity never thought possible before. But we must embrace and not fight our Scientific understandings and let them foster in a New Beginning. ^^
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