Social Media Week is coming soon to a city near you.
The New York City schedule for 18-22 February is here: http://socialmediaweek.org/newyork/schedule/
Check out this great panel on "Telling Stories with Scientists"
Date:February 20, 2013Time:6:30PM to 9:30PMAt:American Museum of Natural HistoryAddress:200 Central Park WestCity:New York , New York
Communicating science is often done best with a story. But doing that clearly, accurately, and in an engaging way can be an extraordinary challenge for the journalists, editors, scientists and others who write those stories. Science is nuanced and filled with caveats, which can make it a difficult subject for weaving a narrative.
On the other hand, the scientists who are experts themselves often aren’t practiced in crafting clear and compelling narratives – or they don’t have the time to do so. If that wasn’t enough, social media and other digital technologies have vastly expanded the ways stories can be told. In this discussion, hear from writers, editors, interactive designers, and others on the process of working with scientists to construct the best possible story.
Panelists will include journalists, editors, scientists, and professional communicators.
A beer and wine reception will follow the panel discussion.