Emerging sources of scientific information

Cacciatore, Michael. A. (2016, June). Emerging sources of scientific information. Invited talk at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences workshop on the Public Face of Science, Cambridge, MA.

Abstract: Scientific and technological innovations touch every corner of American life. By informing the economy, health and medicine, national resources and their use, scientific information deeply influences the choices made by Americans about how they live their lives and contribute to society. Recent polling data from Pew Research Center reveal a complex relationship among citizens and scientists wherein scientists’ achievements are generally recognized and valued, but there is a large opinion gap between the public and scientists on certain scientific issues. The Public Face of Science workshop engaged the expertise of a broad range of leaders in communication, law, humanities, the arts, journalism, public affairs, and the physical, social, and life sciences to address various aspects of the complex and evolving relationship between scientists and the public.

More information can be found at: http://www.amacad.org/publicfaceofscience/pfs.html

Michael Cacciatore 

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