We are excited to welcome Deborah Blum as speaker at CSE 2016.
Monday, May 16, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Communicating science to the average citizen – especially those who feel alienated by the research establishment – can seem daunting but is essential in a time when decisions need to be made about issues ranging from climate change to managing the spread of the Zika virus to dangerous lead exposures in countless communities. In this talk, Pulitzer-prize winning science journalist Deborah Blum – author of The Poisoner’s Handbook and director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT – will explore some the essential tools that journalists today use in connecting with the public on science issues.
This year, CSE is very proud to present our 2016 Keynote Speaker, Pulitzer-Prize winner and author of The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York, Deborah Blum.
Deborah is a highly acclaimed science journalist and former president of the National Association of Science Writers. Ms. Blum is also co-editor of A Field Guide for Science Writers. Her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages, optioned for film, and has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Slate, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Discover, and Health. She also is the Director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT and is currently working on a new online magazine called Undark, launching this spring.