I am moving this to the top for use during my presentation.
The all-day workshop is titled, “Unruly Democracy: Science Blogs and the Public Sphere.” It is jointly sponsored by the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Knight Science Journalism program at MIT.
I’m on an afternoon panel. There is still a little space available. You can register here. Click on poster to enlarge (big PDF).
Full agenda and fellow panelists are below:
Friday, April 30, 2010, 9:30am-4pm
79 JFK Street
Harvard Kennedy School
Sheila Jasanoff (STS Program, Harvard Kennedy School)
Panel 1: BLOGGING AS BUSINESS
Henry Donahue (CEO, Discover)
Gideon Gil (Science Editor, Boston Globe)
Representative of Seed Magazine [pending confirmation]
Panel 2: SCIENCE ON THE WEB
Francesca Grifo (Union of Concerned Scientists)
Chris Mooney (MIT and Discover)
Jessica Palmer (ScienceBlogs: Bioephemera)
Panel 3: RULES AND RESPONSIBILITY
Amanda Gefter (New Scientist)
Kimberley Isbell (Citizens Media Law Project)
“Dr. Isis” (ScienceBlogs)
Thomas Levenson (MIT)
Panel 4: NORMS AND LAW
Sam Bayard (Citizen Media Law Project)
Phil Hilts (Knight Program, MIT)
Joseph Romm (Center for American Progress)
Cristine Russell (Harvard Kennedy School)
Open Discussion and Wrap-Up
Here’s some posts I’ll be talking about:
- Nature editorial: “Scientists must now emphasize the science, while acknowledging that they are in a street fight.”
- Hits charade: WattsUpWithThat hypes itself with dubious webstats, while lowballing other blogs
- Newsweek staff who play fast and loose with the facts are imperiling not just their profession but the planet.
- NY Times pushes global cooling myth (again!) and repeats outright misinformation
- Abandoning all journalistic standards, CBS libels Michael Mann based on a YouTube video “” while reporting his exoneration!
- And the 2009 “Citizen Kane” award for non-excellence in climate journalism goes to “¦
- Media stunner: Newsweek partners with oil lobby to raise ad cash, host energy and climate events with lawmakers “” while publishing the uber-greenwashing story, “Big Oil Goes Green for Real”
- Joe Klein on the GOP: “How can you sustain a democracy if one of the two major political parties has been overrun by nihilists? “¦ How can you maintain the illusion of journalistic impartiality when one of the political parties has jumped the shark?”
- Howell Raines: “Why has our profession “¦ helped Fox legitimize a style of journalism that is dishonest in its intellectual process, untrustworthy in its conclusions and biased in its gestalt?”
- The New York Times sells its integrity to ExxonMobil with front-page ad that falsely asserts “Today’s car has 95% fewer emissions than a car from 1970″³
- Shame on the New York Times for running ExxonMobil’s greenwashing ad once again “” they can’t plead ignorance this time, only greed
- N.Y. Times and Elisabeth Rosenthal Face Credibility Siege over Unbalanced Climate Coverage: One oft-quoted communications expert calls this attack on the IPCC, “the worst, one sided reporting I have ever seen.”