Thursday 13 March, 2014

Does the Media Help or Hinder Science? Passion vs Accuracy

Accurate communication is often an issue for scientists, particularly when they feel the essence of their research is lost or reported in a way that is misleading. But would the public get to know about recent discoveries, without the media? Would messages be delivered in a form that is easy to understand and interpret without media intervention? Be part of a discussion that debates the role of the media in science communication and explore how science, communicators and the public can work together for effective information dissemination.

Before the discussion, grab a drink and brush up on your facts with a visit to the Lost Creatures exhibition; doors open at 5.30pm for an exclusive after hours viewing (please note, you must arrive at the Museum for admission before 6.20pm. Late entries may not be accommodated).

  • Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm, Thursday 13 March, 2014 (doors open 5:30-6:20pm for a/h exhibition viewing and cash bar, panel discussion 6:30 – 7:30 followed by audience questions)
  • Venue: Theatre, Level 2 Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, South Brisbane
  • Tickets: $11.50 available online. The BrisScience audience is being offered the Queensland Museum’s members discounted rate, which requires selecting ‘MyMuseum Concession’ when purchasing tickets.
  • Questions: For any further information please contact Maryanne.

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