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Pulitzer promotes debate about journalism and scientific misinformation

Pulitzer promotes debate about journalism and scientific misinformation

The Pulizter Center for Crisis Reporting is promoting a virtual meeting September 29 on the challenges of scientific disinformation and the contribution of journalists to society in debunking and combating pseudoscience, science denial.

Temperance will be moderated by science reporter Amy Maxman and Pulitzer Center chief strategist Steve Sapienza. During the session, Pulitzer will detail a new program to support innovative projects that address science and disinformation.

The “Disinformation Science: Journalism in the Age of the Decay of Truth” debate is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. ET (9:00 a.m. in Brazil), and participation is free. You don’t have to be a journalist to keep track of it.

Supporting the press against scientific misinformation

The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Report aims to raise awareness of global issues that barely appear in the media through direct support of quality journalism and its own public education and awareness programme.

The Disinformation event is held jointly by the Department of Science Education at Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), a nonprofit organization that invests in projects to improve scientific information.

In addition to the two arguments, writer and journalist Sima Yasmin and Brian Southwell, an expert on disinformation and audiences, participate in the discussion.

Sima Jasmine has already won an Emmy and was in the Pulitzer Finals. She is a physician and has written books on scientific information such as Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them. She currently teaches storytelling at Stanford University School of Medicine, and is a regular contributor to CNN, Self and Scientific American.

Brian Southwell is the Senior Director of the Science in the Public Domain Program at RTI’s Center for Communication Sciences. He also teaches internal medicine at Duke University and is a postgraduate faculty member in health behavior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Southwell is a co-founder of the Duke Medical Disinformation Program, which was created to improve conversations between patients and healthcare organizations about misinformation and has also published a book on the topic, Disinformation and Collective Audiences.

Amy Maxmin is a senior reporter for Nature and has won several science journalism awards. His texts have already been published in such vehicles as Wired, National Geographic, and The New York Times.

Steve Sapienza is a senior strategist and editorial board member of the Pulitzer Center, and is the coordinator of the National Climate Change Reporting Initiative on Coastlines Connecting to the Center. News and Documentary Producer with over 20 years of experience in international coverage on various topics.

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