Global warming is a myth. Eating blueberries and walnuts may help reduce risk of dementia. These are just a couple of headlines that bombard consumers in print, on TV and online. How can readers be sure that the information they read or hear is accurate? They must rely on news outlets to provide honest, trustworthy information. But, what if the journalist is using questionable sources or doesn’t fully understanding the scientific data?
In situations when reporters are uncertain about sources or interpreting the science is where the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) can help! The WFSJ provides ongoing training and support for new and seasoned reporters around the world. In partnership with Wiley, we are pleased to introduce to our 59-member associations representing 10,000 science journalists globally a new series of webinars called Science Talks that are brought to you by The Wiley Network.
The first webinar, Science Talks with Cochrane will take place on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 at 11:00 am ET. In this session, Power of the Media – How to Translate Cochrane Health Evidence to Inform the Public, media will learn:
- How to use the Cochrane Library to support news stories covering important health subjects;
- What sets Cochrane evidence aside from other types of health-related studies;
- Why Cochrane evidence has rigorous quality standards;
- The role of media in helping to translate medical evidence to help consumers make informed health decisions.
The webinar will include time for questions and answers.
HOW TO REGISTER?
Science Talks webinars are complimentary to WFSJ members and other science journalists interested in the subject. Register for Science Talks today!
If you are not able to attend the live one-hour session the webinars will be recorded for later viewing on the WFSJ website.