Dr. Alex Berezow is a science reporter, he works with the American Council on Science and Health to report on scientific discoveries and current issues. He discusses some of the difficulties associated with reporting on science to an increasingly skeptical and/or distrusting general public. In the era of fake news, conspiracy theories, and the internet, it has become increasingly difficult for scientists to convey the importance of their research, and the benefit to society. Alex discusses how the internet both supports and undermines science, how to restore the public’s trust in scientists, and what he would be doing if he weren’t reporting on science.
Discussants (in alphabetical order):
Dr. Neal Guentzel (Professor and Parliamentarian of STCEID, UTSA)
Dr. Karl Klose (Professor and Director of STCEID, UTSA)