Monday 22 May 2006
12.15 – 1pm
3 East 2.1

For more information, contact:
Andrew McLaughlin
University Press Office
ext. 6883

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science & the media

Internal News - 16 May 2006

Lunchtime lecture: Science & the Media

Scientists who are interested in the portrayal of their subject in the media will be able to hear from two leading science media ‘protagonists’ at a special lunchtime lecture organised by the University Press Office.

Fiona Fox, Director of the Science Media Centre which is based at the Royal Institution, will argue that academics who engage with the science stories that hit the headlines - no matter how controversial and sensational - can ultimately improve the coverage and the public's access to a more balanced and accurate picture.

Anna Fazackerley, former Guardian science correspondent and now politics reporter at the Times Higher Education Supplement, is keen to encourage as many academics as possible to engage with the media. She will discuss what makes a good news story, as well as what doesn't, and will prove that journalists aren't quite as scary as they are cracked up to be.

The lecture will take place at 12.15 on Monday 22 May in lecture theatre 3 East 2.1. No need to book, just turn up on the day.