A virtual conversation about the many challenges of scientific misinformation and the role journalists might play in exposing and countering pseudoscience and science denial. Participants will hear perspectives on pseudoscience and misinformation in mass media and society from author and award-winning journalist, Dr. Seema Yasmin, and Dr. Brian Southwell, a leading scholar and expert on misinformation and mass audiences, including science and misinformation as a challenge to public health. This virtual event will be co-moderated by award-winning science reporter, Amy Maxman, and the Pulitzer Center's Senior Strategist, Steve Sapienza.
Participants will also learn about a new Pulitzer Center grant opportunity, supported by HHMI, for innovative journalism projects that tackle science denial and misinformation.
- The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is a non-profit journalism organization that raises awareness of underreported global issues through direct support for quality journalism across all media platforms and a unique program of education and public outreach. For more information, visit: www.pulitzercenter.org
- About the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Department of Science Education:
HHMI is the leading private nonprofit supporter of scientific research and science education in the United States. The Department of Science Education advances the public’s understanding of science through its HHMI Tangled Bank Studios unit, which creates award-winning stories of scientific discovery for television and big screens, and its support of science journalism. For more information, visit www.hhmi.org.