December 2019—
11:30 am—12:30 pm

This is a funders-only webinar.


Scientific inquiry is being challenged as never before, and science denialism is increasingly prevalent, as efforts to propagate misinformation and disinformation grow more prominent. To reclaim and support the essential role of science in our society, funders are continuing to respond with a variety of grants that support the communication of science. This webinar will focus on various science journalism projects.

In this webinar from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, we’ll hear from:

  • Richard Stone, senior science editor at HHMI Department of Science Education, and Jonathan Fahey, health & science editor at the Associated Press, on expanding their collaboration to support health and science reporting over the next three years.
  • Indre Viskontas, neuroscientist and podcast host of Inquiring Minds, about using podcasts as a vehicle for educating the public on complex scientific information and its impact.
  • Rachael Strecher, senior director of Storytelling Grants, Programs and Fellowships at the National Geographic Society, who will give us a preview of the National Geographic’s 2020 Storytellers Summit, a conference that brings together photographers, writers, filmmakers, illustrators and journalists to celebrate the art of storytelling and its ability to connect and inspire change.
  • MIF’s Communications Director Nina Sachdev will moderate the discussion.