Center for Anthropology and Science Communications
facilitates improved communication between anthropologists, the public,
and science media.
AND MEDIA: THE TRADITION OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS"
This session will present the work of anthropologists who have successfully managed to work with media to communicate their work to the public while preserving their identity as anthropologists.
In keeping with the AAA 2001 meeting theme, "100 Years of Anthropology: the Transformation of a Discipline," we will examine the practical experiences of anthropologists from various fields who have responded to today's growing imperative to make their work known to a wider audience outside of academe. Historical research in anthropology communications has shown that during the earlier part of the 20th century, anthropologists were much more publicly visible as a discipline.
Today, it is often harder to transmit data and fieldwork to the public through media while retaining both qualitative and quantitative accuracy and professional identity. Some fields have always been easier to communicate than others, and some anthropologists are working actively in the private and governmental sector.
do these anthropologists preserve their identity as specialists while
making their work publicly available through media?
" Meet the Press: Anthropologists talk with science
This roundtable is an in-depth discussion between the science writers who cover our work, and anthropologists interested in getting covered.
Topics covered in this open discussion can include:
Come prepared to talk openly about the conflicts, shared interests, and challenges of communicating what we do directly with those writing the stories!
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