2015 Native American Journalists Association
Join us at the National Native Media Conference from July 9 to 12 in Arlington, VA.
Panel: Best Practices for Science & Health Reporting in Indian Country
Writers and researchers discuss a culturally responsible approach to science and health reporting in Indian Country. News coverage of issues about science, health, risk, and the environment are often framed with facts and statistics, but too frequently lack important cultural context. Attendees will receive professional development advice on best practices for interacting with scientists and physicians. You’ll also get a rundown of resources for career advancement for continued reporting on a subject area where science and indigenous rights can collide — as seen in the ongoing coverage of Kennewick Man. Learn how to present science news that doesn’t ignore Native cultural concerns. Panelists will offer examples of science coverage that effectively embrace American Indian ways-of-knowing against coverage that disparages Indian knowledge systems, and will provide advice on how to better frame conflictual narratives so that indigenous perspectives are legitimized.
This session is sponsored by a generous NASW Idea Grant from the National Association of Science Writers.
Alberto I. Roca, Ph.D., Moderator
Executive Director, DiverseScholar (a project of Community Partners)
Founding Editor, MinorityPostdoc.org
Advice About Science Journalism
- Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
- Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ)
- Internet Press Guild (“tech” and information technology)
- National Association of Science Writers (NASW)
- Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ)
Professional Development & Learning Resources
Diversity STEM Profesional Societies
- Stakeholders Roster
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science
- SACNAS Biography project
- American Indian Science & Engineering Society
last updated 23-Oct-2015