Science on the front line: getting good quality evidence into the News
This talk is co-hosted by the Oxford Martin School and the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, to celebrate their 20th Anniversary
About the speaker
Fiona Fox, Director of the Science Media Centre, will discuss how we need to tackle the accurate reporting of science in the media to counteract the huge discrepancy between allegations and the truth.
Fiona Fox has a degree in journalism and many years of experience in working in media relations for high profile national organisations. Her career includes stints working for the Equal Opportunities Committee, National Council for One Parent Families, and CAFOD (a leading aid agency), before her current role as Chief Executive of the Science Media Centre which opened in April 2002.
Other than her dedication to the SMC, Fiona was chair of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Working Group that published a report on the future of science in the media in January 2010 as part of the UK’s Science and Society strategy. She was also called to give oral evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into press standards in the UK in 2012, and writes regularly on science in the media.
This event is part of a seminar series:
This series is co-hosted by the Oxford Martin School and the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, to celebrate their 20th Anniversary “Science is addressing such big global challenges that impact on people’s lives. You’ve got to consider the whole social, ethical, moral and political framing of debates” Science impacts on people’s lives on a daily basi...
17 May 2018 17:00 - 18:00
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets) Oxford OX1 3BD