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Plenary session

State of our trade

3 July

08:45 to 09:45

STCC, Auditorium A

Should science journalists focus on solutions?

“Solutions journalism” – reporting on the search for answers to society’s problems – is on the rise. Writers and publishers alike are finding that solutions-based stories are attracting a more engaged audience and sometimes helping to bring about change for the better.
Science journalists often write about problems, such as climate change and the opioid crisis. It’s easy to focus only on the gloom and doom. How can science journalists also explore potential solutions to these crises?
Pulitzer-prize-winning environment and energy reporter Elizabeth McGowan and Nina Fasciaux of the Solutions Journalism Network will discuss case studies with award-winning New York Times columnist and book author Carl Zimmer.

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