Does the media help or hinder science? Passion vs Accuracy

Lost Creatures: Big Questions

This event has now passed. Tune into the podcast of this discussion on the ABC Big Ideas program, Radio National online. 

Get ready to tackle the big questions in the second of three dino-sized Q&A Style events hosted by Queensland Museum and supported by the ABC. BOOK NOW.

Accurate communication is often an issue for scientists, particularly when they feel the essence of their research is lost or reported in a way that is misleading. But would the public get to know about recent discoveries without the media? Would messages be delivered in a form that is easy to understand and interpret without media intervention?

Be part of a discussion that debates the role of the media in science communication and explore how science, communicators and the public can work together for effective information dissemination.

Moderator: Paul Barclay, presenter and producer of Big Ideas on ABC Radio National


  • Antony Funnell, Presenter, Future Tense, ABC Radio National. Contributor, The Best Australian Science Writing 2013
  • Professor Suzanne Miller, CEO and Director, Queensland Museum Network
  • Dr Joel Gilmore, Science Communicator, Principal of the Renewable Energy & Climate Policy, ROAM Consulting
  • Dr Susannah Eliott, CEO, Australian Science and Media Centre 

Pre-booking essential. BOOK NOW. Drinks and snacks available for purchase 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

Time: Doors open 5.30pm for exhibition viewing. Discussion 6.30pm - 7.30pm. Please note, you must arrive at the Museum for entry before 6.20pm.

Date: Thursday 13 March

Location: Level 2

Cost: All prices include booking fees.

Adults $21.50
MyMuseum Adults: $16.50
Concession: $16.50
MyMuseum Concession: $11.50

Event Details

13 March 2014, 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

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