Social Science and the media: How can journalism provide an effective bridge between research and policy?
A free online event on 24 May to explore how we can grow a more supportive relationship between journalism, social research and policy. The meeting is part of a series organised by Transforming Evidence, an interdisciplinary collaboration aiming to share learning, connect communities and generate meaningful research about how we make and use evidence. This workshop aims to bring together academics, researchers, journalists and funders to discuss the current and potential role of the media in influencing the relationship between university research and policy
13:00 Welcome and introduction to Transforming Evidence
Professor Annette Boaz, co-lead Transforming Evidence.
13:10 What more can social scientists do to provide relevant and high-quality news content?
David Walker, contributing editor Guardian Public, and ex-ESRC Board Member
13:20 The role of academic expertise in media debates on Europe in post-Brexit Britain
Professor Catherine Barnard FBA, Deputy Director, UK in Changing Europe.
13:30 Educational research for the media; how best to inform policymaking for schools?
Fran Abrams, Chief Executive, Education Media Centre.
13:40 Academic rigour and journalistic flair: what role can intermediary organisations play
between journalist, academics and policy makers?
David Levy, Trustee, The Conversation UK and Senior Research Associate,
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford
13:50 Chair leads discussion with speakers & audience Q&A