The Politics of Science Journalism – A Panel Discussion at the Los Angeles Press Club

If science is the objective pursuit of truth, why is science writing so controversial? How can reporters cover specialized research for a general audience? And how should technically minded journalists approach heated political disputes?

These questions and more will be debated at the Los Angeles Press Club Oct. 5, in a panel discussion on “The Politics of Science Journalism.” Participants will include Los Angeles Times science writer K.C. Cole, author of Mind Over Matter: Conversations With the Cosmos; Skeptics Society Director Dr. Michael Shermer, author of Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown; and Reason magazine science correspondent Ron Bailey, author of Liberation Biology: The Scientific and Moral Defense of the Biotech Revolution.

The 90-minute event, co-sponsored by Science Blog ( http://www.scienceblog.com ) and PR Newswire, begins at 7:30, and is preceded by a one-hour reception.

WHEN: October 5, 6:30 reception, 7:30 discussion.

WHERE: The Los Angeles Press Club, at the Steve Allen Theater, 4773
Hollywood Blvd., between Vermont Ave. and Normandie.

WHO: Los Angeles Times science writer K.C. Cole, author of Mind Over
Matter: Conversations With the Cosmos.

Skeptics Society Director Dr. Michael Shermer, author of Science
Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown.

Reason magazine science correspondent Ron Bailey, author of
Liberation Biology: The Scientific and Moral Defense of the Biotech
Revolution.

And a panelist to be named later.

Moderated by Tim DeRoche, executive producer and host of the PBS
show Masters of Science.

ADMISSION: Free, though donations and tips appreciated.

PARKING: Also free, behind the building.

RSVP: A must, to: rsvp@lapressclub.org .

Source: The Los Angeles Press Club


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