December 5, 2022
(updated January 24, 2023)
In the world of science, facts and truths are “squishy” — they can change as research and studies evolve. Uncertainty is part of the scientific method. For most people, however, facts are permanent and uncertainty pushes us to find answers that soothe concern, provide comfort, and guide decision-making. Communicating science in fact-based, accessible ways that offer hope and solutions can be a serious challenge.
Good communications is key to the Nova Institute for Health’s mission. In September 2022, we brought scientists and journalists together to explore these unique communications challenges and offer ideas and insight for solutions.
Watch highlights from this session in this 3-minute video.
Check out this quick video of top tips for navigating disinformation.
See the full recording of our panel presentations and rich discussion!
Click to enlarge the graphic recording of the session below which highlights key takeaways for communicating science for a wider, more effective reach.
Thank you to our panelists:
Former Vice President and Executive Producer of Multimedia, Kaiser Family Foundation
Trustee and Former Chair, American Board of Internal Medicine
Founder and CEO, Youthcast Media Group
Former Health Policy Reporter, USA Today
Dr. Malia Jones
Cofounder and Contributing Writer, Dear Pandemic
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Senior Science Editor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Tangled Bank Studios