About the Course

To bolster public trust in science, journalists, scientists and writers must communicate scientific research through media that is engaging and interesting. This course covers the nature of science, its interactions with media, and the various types and processes of media.  It also defines current norms in social media and how scientists, journalists and every-day citizens use these tools to communicate scientific truths. The course is meant to be hands-on with students making media and exploring scientific concepts along the way. The course is by design collaborative between multiple disciplines and encourages students at all levels of familiarity with science, media, and communication.