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  Information - KS01 The Art of Communicating Geosciences - Perspectives, Opportunities, Examples -

Event Information
Thursday, April 6, 17:30 – 19:00, Room 25 (C), (630 seats), Block 1TH5

The public interest in geosciences has increased significantly in recent years. Due to increased coverage of (geo)scientific topics in print media, TV, and radio many geoscientists have made quite different experiences with journalists. On the other hand geoscientists have to tell stories that are of high potential interest for target groups like the interested public, school kids, teachers, and journalists.

Against this background the session addresses the general question how the dialogue between geoscientists and the media can be best organsed. What needs do journalists have? What can scientists expect from the media? What is needed to organise comunication processes successfully? Why does communication between journalists and scientist fail so often? …

Proposed structure of the session:
Duration: 1.5 hours

Part I: Keynote talks of 10 minutes each
a) Introduction: Communicating geosciences
(Albert Gerdes, DFG Research Center Ocean Margins, University
of Bremen) (5 minutes)
b) Why (geo)scientific communication?
(Simone Rödder, Institute for Science and Technology Studies, University of Bielefeld)
c) How scientific findings turn into newspaper articles
(Prof. Holger Wormer, Süddeutsche Zeitung; Institute for Journalism, University of Dortmund)
d) The audible world – Geosciences in the radio
(Dagmar Röhrlich, Freelance science writer/Wissenschaftspressekonferenz)
e) Conveyor belt and methane emissions - The role of nature in science communication (Quirin Schiermeier, correspondent nature, Munich;)

Part II: Moderated panel discussion (~ 20 minutes)

Part III: Q & A, plenum and panel discussion (~ 20 minutes)

Part IV: Concluding remarks (Albert Gerdes)

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