Multimedia Science Journalism 101
- Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
- Roberts Hall, 301 - view map
We will have a discussion with Noah Baker, Senior Multimedia Editor for Nature. He produces Nature Videos and the Nature Podcast. His reporting has taken him across the world, from Japan’s Super Kamiokande neutrino detector to the European Space agency’s Rosetta mission control. He has interviewed Nobel Laureates and school children alike, and created multimedia content tackling everything from gravitational waves to DNA computers. Noah has a BSc in Zoology and an MSc in Science Media Production both from Imperial College London.
Everyone is a stakeholder in science - be they a scientist, a policy maker or a member of the public.
The critical dissemination of research is a duty to some and a benefit to all.
In Noah’s opinion, these two statements embody why it is vital to tell stories about science, and they underpin all of science journalism. But how stories are told is changing. Increasingly people expect to consume content in new and diverse ways – video, audio, interactives, graphics. It is now clear - words are not the only way. In this talk Noah will explore the myriad of ways we can use multimedia to tell stories. He will discuss what works best for a ‘beyond words’ treatment and try to convince the audience, that engaging with multimedia content at all stages, from reporting to promotion, benefits all of science’s stakeholders.
Sponsored by NSF grant 1735124 and the Montana Space Grant Consortium.
- Department of Physics