Mooney, Nisbet to discuss science, media, politics
Posted: October 17, 2007
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Chris Mooney and Matthew Nisbet will give the talk, "Speaking Science 2.0: The Road to 2008 and Beyond," Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.
The talk, which is free to the public, will address framing science to the public in terms of media and politics, with a focus on global warming, stem cell research and evolution.
A Washington, D.C., correspondent to Seed magazine, Mooney is the author of Republican War on Science, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book prize for science and technology, and the recent Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics and Global Warming, called 'Riveting' by The Boston Globe.
Mooney has contributed to a wide variety of publications including Wired, Science, Harper's, New Scientist, Mother Jones, Legal Affairs, Reason, The American Scholar, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, Columbia Journalism Review, and The Washington Post. He has appeared on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, CSPAN's Book TV, Fresh Air With Terry Gross, NPR's Science Friday, and The Al Franken Show. His blog, "The Intersection," received Scientific American's 2005 Science and Technology web award.
A professor in the School of Communication at American University, Nisbet tracks scientific and environmental controversies, examining the interactions between experts, journalists, and various publics. The author of numerous peer-reviewed studies, his work has been cited more than 100 times over the past couple years. He has written for other outlets such as Foreign Policy and Geotimes magazines, and contributes the semi-regular "Science and the Media" column for Skeptical Inquirer online. He also tracks current events related to strategic communication at his blog, "Framing Science," which was named by the New York Daily News as a "top political blog."
In addition to his research, Nisbet co-authored with Chris Mooney the Columbia Journalism Review September/October 2005 cover story on intelligent design.
The talk is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the College Democrats, the departments of environmental studies and politicial science, the Environmental, Society and Technology residential colleges, the environmental club, the Bucknell University Environmental Center, the Bucknell Caucus for Economic Justice and the Union County Democratic Committee.
Contact: Office of Communications
Posted Oct. 17, 2007
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