Hill Lecture to feature Washington Post journalist
Joel Achenbach, acclaimed science writer from the Washington Post, will present “Navigating the Era of Fake News, Pseudoscience, and Bunk” at the 25th annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the College of Nursing Auditorium, 1200 Volunteer Boulevard. The Hill family’s lecture series was a gift to the UT School of Journalism & Electronic Media in the College of Communication & Information to bring distinguished science journalists to campus to share their thoughts on science, society, and … Read more “Hill Lecture to feature Washington Post journalist”
UTK JEM Grad is Pioneer in Science Journalism
Miriam Kramer didn’t know she wanted to be a science journalist.
A 2011 graduate of Tennessee’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media, Miriam is now a senior space reporter at the new media website Mashable in New York City. She has become one of the most highly respected science journalists in America and she says she found her way into writing about the final frontier while in school at UTK. In addition to her time in Knoxville, Miriam earned a master’s degree in science, health, and environmental reporting from New York University. She has had the opportunity to watch private … Read more “UTK JEM Grad is Pioneer in Science Journalism”
Science writers, students visit ORNL
Photo courtesy of Kate Brimer : Science writers and journalism students visit the control room of the historic Graphite Reactor at ORNL. During the trip they saw supercomputers, the data visualization wall, the Spallation Neutron Source, and the Graphite Reactor, where the first sustained nuclear reaction took place in 1943.
Legg, Littmann receive international attention for presentation on science communication
French blogger Mathieu Rouault asked professors from UT’s Science Communication Center (SCC) for advice to scientists regarding science communication at the International Conference on Science Communication in Nancy, France this past September. Their answers prompted Rouault to write that the information was the most important of the conference and that Europeans should take note of the information and put it into practice. Something Rouault says is not currently being done. Professors Legg, Littmann, and Hirst (UT English Dept.) presented a session titled “Training Student Scientists to Communicate Science in Writing and Speech” at the International Conference on Science Communication, held … Read more “Legg, Littmann receive international attention for presentation on science communication”
Graduate Assistant Chris Samoray receives award from Beckman Initiative for Macular Research
Chris Samoray, a graduate student and graduate assistant in Journalism and Electronic Media, has received a national award from the Beckman Initiative for Macular Research. He will travel–all expenses paid–to the organization’s annual conference in Irvine, California in January 2013 to write stories about research breakthroughs in treating macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, under the mentorship of Barbara Culliton, a distinguished medical writer. Only seven students nationwide are chosen for this honor and opportunity.
Science Writer Marlene Taylor honored by the Scripps Howard Institute, to visit program in the Everglades
Marlene Taylor, who received her M.S. in Communications (science writing, 2011) serves as Associate Coordinator for the Science Communication Center for the NSF IGERT SCALE-IT and NIH PEER grants and provides science communication training for computational biology doctoral students. Tylor has been chosen by the Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment and Science to attend its elite Institute for Environmental Writers on the Environmental Problems and Solutions in the Everglades program. The Institute is an intensive series of talks by experts, discussions, and extensive field trips to explore the Everglades led by scientists.