Global Challenges

Science and the media

Get practical advice on your science communication from Nina Kristiansen (forsking.no).

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Science communication is all about making your research understandable, relevant and interesting for a larger audience. An effective way to do this is through radio, TV, and newspapers. But many researchers have a poor understanding of how the media works and many journalists fear academic sources. This lecture will give practical advice on science communication.

Nina Kristiansen will give this keynote, that is part of a seminar organised by the IMER jr. scholar network. It is onsite only (not streamed) at Bergen Global's venue in Jekteviksbakken 31.

Nina Kristiansen is, since 2007, the editor-in-chief and director of forskning.no, an online newspaper on Norwegian and international science, and ScienceNorway.no, science news from Norway in English. She has earlier worked with science communication and documentation in Kilden at the Research Council of Norway and University of Oslo. She has a master degree in media and communication from the University of Oslo, and has published “Science Journalism. An introduction” and “Why you never see baby pigeons” – both in Norwegian.