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Journalism in a Transdisciplinary World: How can we burst the science ‘bubble’? Workshop
July 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lausanne (CH), Monday 1st July 2019
To what extent does journalism today look beyond reporting science to placing science in a wider context? Just as researchers are now encouraged to look beyond their ‘bubble’ and conduct transdisciplinary research, so too perhaps science journalists should look beyond the science they report, and relate to broader issues of society and economy, focusing critically on the ethical and social implications of different fields of research and innovation. If there is a science journalism bubble, how do we make the bubble more porous?
In this 3 hour workshop (2-5 p.m.), we invite the WCSJ community to engage with media scholars and practitioners from different areas of expertise and perspectives to discuss these issues. A transdisciplinary approach to explore transdisciplinarity.
Introduction: Prof. Alexander Gerber, Rhine-Waal University, Germany
Moderator: Dr Claire O’Connell, Freelance Journalist, Ireland
Marie Boran, Dublin City University, Ireland
Prof. Andreas von Bubnoff, Rhine-Waal University, Science Communication, Germany
Assoc. Prof. Jay Rosen, New York University, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, USA
Prof. Stephan Ruß-Mohl, Director, European Journalism Observatory, Switzerland
Host: The NUCLEUS project, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Science, Germany
Participation: This event is open to all conference delegates
Location: Room BC02 on the EPFL campus
The context: Responsible Research and Innovation requires a truly transdisciplinary approach to research, accommodating the needs and expectations of a broad range of actors, from government, civil society, business politics and the arts. It requires that scientists think outside the world of science and conversely that societal actors engage with scientists to exchanging ideas, concerns, and expectations of research.