Is Science Communication Ending - Or Is there a New Dawn?


The podcast for this roundtable discussion is now available:  

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Around the world, science journos and film makers are being 'let go.' At CNN, the ABC, the BBC, newspapers everywhere.

Robyn Williams wrote a book about this prospect in 1996: 'Normal Service Won't Be Resumed'. The prophecies are being fulfilled right
now.

But science must be fundamental to the solving of our manifest global problems, from innovation to conservation and the building of a
science literacy underpinning both.

Nicky Phillips, who's spent a year at the ABC Science Unit producing and presenting programs, has a unique (young) perspective on how we now
report science and how the younger audience she represents may be reached more effectively.

Robyn Williams joined the ABC so long ago (1972) that men were still walking on the moon.

How do their very different perspectives mesh or clash about our challenging future?

This roundtable discussion is hosted by the Science Communication Program (SCOM) of the Faculty of Science at the University of New South Wales.  SCOM is home of the World-Wide Day in Science, 'OnSET' online magazine, and the Museum Without Walls.  


Date & Time:  Thursday, 5 March, 12noon-2pm  

Location:  UNSW, Kensington campus, Mathews building, room 104.  


Will 

William D Rifkin, PhD
Director, Science Communication Program
Faculty of Science, BSB-BABS
UNSW, Sydney, NSW  2052 AUSTRALIA

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