From one great journalism conference to another, I’ve left Atlanta at the conclusion of another Association of Health Care Journalists national conference and going directly to Madison, Wisconsin for the UW’s “Science Writing in the Age of Denial.”
It’s promoted as:
“a conference and workshop for science writers to explore the phenomenon of denial and how to address issues of science in question. The daylong conference April 23 will examine the history of organized doubt, denial and political persuasion, journalistic insight into the phenomenon, and an exploration of denialist themes that transcend political and topical boundaries. The conference will be followed by a half-day workshop on the morning of April 24. The workshop is intended to help science writers explore practical strategies and tactics for reporting and writing about science in the crosshairs of denial.”
I’m one of the speakers, with my talk entitled, “Cheerleading, Shibboleths and Uncertainty,” concerning the public discussion about screening tests. I’ve posted an amended version of my slides on SlideShare – amended to reduce the file size to allow for posting.
Science writer John Rennie posted a summary & Storify of the talk.
Svetlana Didorenko also posted a Storify account of the talk.
Siri Carpenter links to multiple recaps of the event on The Open Notebook.