In conjunction with Pfizer and university partners, Research!America held two forums that brought together journalists and scientists to help understand how to communicate with each other more effectively.
The first forum involved the University of Maryland, with an event held in downtown Washington, DC. Academic leaders from the communications, journalism and medical science departments of Maryland joined journalists from The New York Times, TIME Magazine and Nature Medicine for a pair of panels that helped bridge the gap between the disciplines.
A second forum, this with the University of South Florida, was held in Tampa, FL, in October. Department chairs and leadership from throughout the university joined current and former journalists from The New York Times, the St. Petersburg Times and other media outlets for a high-level discussion on similar topics. New public opinion data from Maryland and Florida were released at the events.