MONTREAL, May 20, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - There is a world-wide tendency to value – at least in rhetoric – decisions and policies that incorporate scientific evidence. At the same time, funding agencies require that researchers be increasingly proactive in disseminating their results, making access to major media an attractive proposition.
The conjunction of these phenomena is intensifying the interdependence between researchers and journalists. Researchers need media to get their ideas on the agenda, and journalists regularly need to call upon researchers' expertise to analyze current situations and present a broad overview of issues. However, the rules of the game and constraints are different for the two groups.
Organized by the CIHR Research Chair - Health Policy and Evidence, the objective of this public activity is to discuss the social roles of media and research, as well as the challenges, pitfalls and best practices in the relationships between journalists and researchers.
May 27, 2015, at the Grande Bibliothèque of Montréal, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
475, boul de Maisonneuve East, Room M465
Pascale Breton: Editorialist at La Presse.
Marc-André Gagnon : Professor and researcher at the School of Public Policy and Administration, Carlton University
Fabienne Papin: Journalist at L'actualité Médicale, Profession Santé and L'actualité Pharmaceutique.
Bernard Roy: Professor and researcher at the Faculty of Nursing, Laval University
Moderator: Damien Contandriopoulos, Université de Montréal
French event, translation services not provided. The event is free, but space is limited and reservations are recommended.
SOURCE Chaire de Recherche Politiques Connaissances et Santé
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