Parallel session

State of our trade

3 July

14:00 to 15:10

STCC, Auditorium A

Enemies of the people: journalism in the age of populists and strongmen

In this session, political scientists and journalists from different parts of the world will look into the problems science journalists are facing with the rise of populist politicians challenging and suppressing scientific information to inform policy. How can high quality science journalism survive and thrive in an age of misinformation, competition and distraction of alternative facts, post-truth and dishonesty on an industrial scale?