The goal of the Civic Science Fellows program is to catalyze widespread, inclusive engagement with emerging science and its societal implications. In the face of rapidly changing culture, media, and science, the program is being designed to create new capacity across organizations working at the many interfaces of science and society. Civic Science Fellows are cross-disciplinary thinkers working in partnership with diverse communities, institutions, scientific leaders, and funders.
NOVA/WGBH, in partnership with the Rita Allen Foundation, seeks a Civic Science Fellow to focus on the urgent problem of science misinformation and its spread through digital media. Working as part of the Rita Allen Foundation’s larger cohort of Civic Science Fellows, the Science Misinformation Fellow will be embedded at NOVA, the pre-eminent PBS science series produced out of WGBH Boston. The Fellow will review the current state of science communication research on science misinformation; develop a production plan for implementing effective strategies and best practices for countering such misinformation; create, deploy, and evaluate innovative media assets, and broadly disseminate the results of the reach and impact of these original media assets.
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