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Thursday, February 27 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2A: Critical Science Writing: Helping readers become critical thinkers of science

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Science writers must walk a careful line. On the one hand, we play the role of science cheerleader, as we know science is one of the best tools available for answering difficult and important questions. On the other hand, the scientific method is not perfect. Not only do we do our readers a disservice if we share news about scientific findings without explaining possible caveats and limitations, but we also undermine their trust in us. This session will explore how science writers can write about science honestly, sharing both its strengths and its weaknesses with audiences in a way that keeps them engaged, builds their confidence in us and helps them understand science more deeply.

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Melinda Wenner Moyer

Freelance science & health writer
I'm a freelance writer focused on science, health and nutrition, as well as the parenting columnist for Slate.

Thursday February 27, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 3 McKimmon Center
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