Communicating science to bicultural and bilingual audiences can be challenging. Science writers and communicators can use several techniques to successfully accomplish this job. This report is about the session Communicating Ciencia: Adapting to the Changing Faces and Voices of Mass Media at the ScienceWriters2016 conference. The panel speakers provided journalists with tools on how to communicate science in the United States to culturally diverse audiences by using the U.S. Latino and Hispanic experiences as examples.
I. Martel (2016) How to Communicate Ciencia to Bicultural Audiences, DiverseScholar, 7:4
Iveliz Martel is a Chilean science journalist who graduated from Texas A&M University’s graduate science communication program in 2016. She has pursued mainly radio journalism since 2007, when she received her bachelor’s degree and started working at Cooperativa, one of the most important news radio stations in Chile. Now, she works as a correspondent in the United States for Chilean media and recently started freelance writing about Latin American science stories. Martel attended the ScienceWriters 2016 conference on a DiverseScholar SciComm Diversity Travel Fellowship. Any opinions expressed in this report are solely those of the reporter.
I. Martel (2016) Listen How to Communicate Ciencia to Bicultural Audiences.
DiverseScholarTV, December 31