Science on the Campaign Trail – April 13, 7 p.m. The Frontier

SCIENCE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL 

SciFactsARTA signature North Carolina Science Festival event 

7 pm April 13 @ The Frontier in RTP

Hosts: The North Carolina Newsroom Cooperative and

Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC) 


If facts are the first casualty in a campaign, science may be the subject with the highest body count. False assumptions, misleading data, inaccurate claims abound in the effort to sway voters and influence public policy. What’s a journalist to do? How about a voter? Come hear pros devoted to sorting fact from fiction in political discourse consider the challenges this feisty election year.

Panelists

 

• Bill Adair, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Politifact; Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
• Eugene Kiely, director, FactCheck.org
• Laura Leslie, Capital Bureau chief, WRAL-TV
• Sheril Kirshenbaum, executive director, ScienceDebate.org; director, The Energy Poll, University of Texas at Austin


Moderator

• Susan King, Dean, UNC School of Media and Journalism


7 pm @ The Frontier, 800 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC. 

Arrive early to snag good seats. Food trucks and beer will be available.

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