Leading journalists and science writers discuss how the media is changing, and what it means for communicating science to the public and policymakers. What's hot and what's not? They'll share their personal perspectives on how to get your stories told, what makes a good science story, and do's and don'ts of dealing with journalists. This lively session will encourage Q and A.
Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and COMPASS.
Event will be streamed live at: http://live.oregonstate.edu/ (no online chat and no recording)
Director of Science Outreach, COMPASS
Nancy Baron is the Director of Science Outreach for COMPASS. Nancy holds workshops around the world for academic, government, and NGO scientists helping them develop core competencies as scientist communicators who want to make their work relevant to journalists, policy makers,and the public. Nancy began her career as a biologist in Banff National Park, spent 6 years as Director of Education at the Vancouver Aquarium, then morphed into journalism. She has won numerous writing awards including the Canadian Science Writers Science in Society and National Magazine awards. An ardent naturalist, she published a popular field guide, The Birds of Coastal British Columbia (Lone Pine Publishing) and a "how to" communications guide book for scientists titled Escape from the Ivory Tower (Island Press). Nancy received the 2013 Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in the Media for her work at the intersec7on of science and journalism.
Christopher Joyce has been a correspondent and editor at NPR for 23 years. For all but two years, he's worked on the science desk, writing and producing stories on all fields of science, with an emphasis on biology, energy, and environmental sciences. His stories can be heard on all of NPR's news programs, including NPR's "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," and "Weekend Edition." In addition to his work with the science desk, Chris was the editor and a correspondent for NPR's Radio Expeditions, a documentary program on natural history produced in collaboration with the National Geographic Society. He has also written two popular books on science, "Witnesses from the Grave: The Stories Bones Tell" and "Earthly Goods: Medicine Hunting in the Rainforest," both published by Little Brown. In his free time, Chris sails a 38-foot Ericson called "Ruby Slipper."
Nicola Jones is a freelance science journalist living in the mountains of Pemberton, just outside of Whistler BC. She has a BSc in Chemistry and Oceanography, and a Masters in Journalism, both from UBC. She has been a reporter and editor for Nature, where she also helped to commission and edit opinion pieces by academics; she now writes stories across all the physical sciences (from climate change to quantum physics) for Nature, New Scientist, Yale e360 and more.
Ashley Ahearn is an award-winning environment reporter at KUOW/NPR in Seattle and part of the regional multimedia collaborative project EarthFix. Before joining KUOW Ashley was a producer and reporter for Living on Earth, a nationally aired environment program from Public Radio International. Her stories regularly appear on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The World, Marketplace, Here and Now and other NPR programs. Ashley has a master's degree in science journalism from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California and has completed reporting fellowships with MIT, the Vermont Law School, the Metcalf Institute at the University of Rhode Island and the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources. In her spare time Ashley enjoys riding vintage motorcycles, snowboarding and hiking in the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges of the Northwest.
Ed Jahn is a producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting and the outdoor series, Oregon Field Guide. He has 20 years of experience and has produced over a dozen documentaries and features covering science, the environment, wildlife and rural issues. His work has earned him the national Edward R. Murrow Award and 14 EMMY awards as well the prestigious duPont Columbia Award for Journalism for his invasive species documentary, The Silent Invasion. In addition to his work on OPB, Ed produced several hours of the national PBS archaeology series, Time Team America. His most recent project, Unprepared, was OPB's largest multimedia and documentary effort to date, and focused attention on the risks and consequences of a Cascadia earthquake. His stories have been featured on The Newshour as well as NPR's The Takeaway. He is a fellow with the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and the CPB/PBS Producer's Academy.
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