Challenges to Trust and Legitimacy: Working with the Media

Challenges to Trust and Legitimacy: Working with the Media

Thu, 02 Mar 2023 - Thu, 02 Mar 2023


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Organized by: International Science Council

This webinar is a joint initiative of the Global Development Network (GDN) and The International Science Council (ISC). The webinar examines the relationship between the media and organized science in the current global context.

Research and scientific studies provide a deeper understanding of complex issues and a basis for evidence-based policymaking. To the media, research brings objectivity and accuracy. It is through this that the media plays a critical role in informing the public and holding public institutions accountable. On the other hand, for researchers, the media is a strong channel for dialogue, dissemination and socialisation of research practice, one that is still largely unexplored and yet essential.

The webinar seeks to explore:

  • The principles guiding effective partnerships between media and academia;
  • The distinctions betwmisinformationtion and disinformation;
  • The role that research can play in validating or dismantling ‘fake news’;
  • How to avoid the temptation of ‘clickbait’;
  • How to identify problematic business models in the media for researchers;
  • The visibility of credible research and researchers (and how to encourage it while avoiding the dangers of ‘overexposure’). 

This webinar will be of particular interests for researchers seeking to increase engagement with news media. 

This webinar is part of the ISC Public Value of Science project, which aims to enable scientific engagement among researchers in view of the current social and technological context.