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Duke Cardiology in Kenya (by TalasoMedia)
Increasing numbers of scientists, health care experts and beat reporters turn first to Twitter and blogs for new research and policy developments — before they consult peer-reviewed journals or EurekaAlert. And social media is where the action is for debate and discussion about science, medical and health news.
But how can journalists on deadline separate signal from noise in a world inhabited by billions of content creators, some more credible than others? And how can reporters use social media to improve their own efficiency and accuracy when covering health, medicine and science.
The three presenters are outstanding in their fields and will be new to the ONA program:
Barbara Glickstein, New York. Health journalist, public health nurse, feminist activist, public radio host and producer, global citizen. Leveraging media, strategic partnerships, and new technologies for real social change. Co-Director, The Center for Health, Media & Policy, Hunter College City of New York. http://mediahealth.wordpress.com
Maryn McKenna, Atlanta, Author of SUPERBUG (2010) and BEATING BACK THE DEVIL (2004). Blogger for Wired, columnist for Scientific American, long-form magazine journalist. Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. http://MarynMcKenna.com, http://sired.com/wiredscience/superbug
Bora Zivkovic, Raleigh. Editor at Scientific American, blogger, organizer of ScienceOnline conferences, series editor of The Open Laboratory, trained biologist and college teacher, visiting scholar at NYU School of Journalism. http://coturnix.org, http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/a-blog-around-the-clock
Three influential bloggers, authors and thinkers will take participants into the tumultuous world of science and social media. These are highly energetic and opinionated group leaders who will use lavish illustration, disagree among themselves and do whatever it takes to engage participants who will leave saying, “Wow, I never knew how to do that before.”