Noodles of Thought: CapSciComm, CCST Science Fellows host #SEJ2016 ‘beat dinner’

Where do you get scientific information that you trust? Who defines scientific consensus? How do you pick out consensus from misinformation? Where does the line blur between information versus advocacy — for scientists and journalists alike? Deep questions like this are best asked over beer — and so we did — last night at Ramen House RaiJin with an intellectualContinue reading “Noodles of Thought: CapSciComm, CCST Science Fellows host #SEJ2016 ‘beat dinner’”

Sacramento news media tackles Pluto flyby

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft passed the dwarf planet Pluto on July 14th, 2015 after nine and a half years of traveling in space. News outlets in Sacramento eagerly awaited the new photographs and data from the probe, publishing stories in the days leading up to the flyby and continuing coverage into the next day. CapitalContinue reading “Sacramento news media tackles Pluto flyby”

Meet Our New Colleagues: A @CapSciComm Networking Social on February 25th in Davis

Thanks to everyone who came out to our January mixer in Sacramento! We had a rollicking time packing the house with friends from news media, UC Davis, Cal, the State Legislature, state and federal government, and local startups. So let’s keep the momentum moving with our February happy hour meetup! Capital Science Communicators Networking Social Wednesday, February 25,Continue reading “Meet Our New Colleagues: A @CapSciComm Networking Social on February 25th in Davis”

Friday April 11th: Enviro Story Pitch-Slam Session and Social hosted by @CapRadioNews and @SEJ

A very exciting opportunity coming up for science writers in our region — CapSciComm members are encouraged to attend! Thanks to colleague Chris Bowman for sharing. “A Freelance Pitch Slam & Meet-Up” Hosted by the Society of Environmental Journalists and Capital Public Radio Friday, April 11, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Capital Public Radio CommunityContinue reading “Friday April 11th: Enviro Story Pitch-Slam Session and Social hosted by @CapRadioNews and @SEJ”