Editing Controversial and “Controversial” Science

Event Date: 
July 15, 2021

Develop your science editing skills through this companion webinar series to the science editing handbook. Each event features several leading science journalists who will dive deep into topics including source diversity and development, covering health issues and handling controversial topics. This six-webinar series will empower you with the insights, knowledge, tips and resources all editors need to meet the highest standards of science journalism. This project was made possible thanks to support from the Kavli Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education.

Why Attend?

  • Develop your skills as an editor of science journalism through these topical webinars, which will provide advice and tips on how to meet the challenges you face
  • Develop best practices in science reporting and editing
  • Spot faulty reporting or flawed science
  • Help your reporters tell compelling science stories

See schedule here.

Fourth webinar: Editing Controversial and “Controversial” Science

There are some areas of science where the controversies are real and fierce — what was really the downfall of the dinosaurs? — and then there are scientific “controversies” ginned up for political or economic purposes. Learn how to tell the difference and how to responsibly convey that to your audience.


  • Kendra Pierre-Louis
  • Laura Helmuth
  • Melba Newsome

When: Thursday, July 15, 2021, 1-2:30pm ET

It's free! Register here.

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