Digital media in crisis situations: rethinking their role and function

Digital media in crisis situations: rethinking their role and function



Special online event: 1st March 2021, 15.30-16.30 CET, 14.30-15.30 UK


Introduction

The coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate our news and media, as governments around the world grapple with the crisis and its effects. Science advisors have gained high public profiles, with frequent media appearances that emphasise that government policy is ‘science-led’. At the same time, the pandemic has coincided with a climate of populism, ‘post-truth’ and ‘fake news’, made easier by social media and other digital platforms that can spread misinformation, uncertainty and fear. As a global programme of vaccination gets into full swing, the anti-vax movement is active.

What has been the role of the media, including social media and local news, on our public debate, attitudes and behaviour during this current pandemic? As we emerge from this crisis, could we rethink the role that media and digital platforms play in facilitating the flow of information and dialogue between experts, policymakers and the public, particularly in emergency situations? 

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The Future of Research: Assessing the impact of Plan S

The Future of Research: Assessing the impact of Plan S

Plan S requires publications funded by public grants to be published in Open Access journals or platforms from 2021. An international symposium, organised by the AE Cardiff Hub with KU Leuven Libraries, assesses the impact of Plan S on researchers, research-intensive institutions, societies and publishers.

Dr Matthew DiFranco during the open discussions

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AE Translational Medicine Conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

AE Translational Medicine Conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Academia Europaea’s Translational Medicine project took a big step forward last week (23rd – 24th September 2019), when its Consensus Workshop on ‘Frontiers in Translational Medicine’ took place at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest.


Some of the key participants in the Translational Medicine Conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 23/24 September 2019: From left to right: Dr Shuang Peng (Associate Professor of Pathophysiology, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China), Professor Ole Petersen CBE MAE FRS (Vice-President of Academia Europaea), Dr Joao Monterio (Editor-in-Chief of Nature Medicine) and Professor Peter Hegyi MAE (Deputy Chair of AE’s Clinical and Veterinary Science Section)
Some of the key participants in the Translational Medicine Conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 23rd-24th September 2019. From left to right: Dr Shuang Peng (Associate Professor of Pathophysiology, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China), Professor Ole Petersen CBE MAE FRS (Vice-President of Academia Europaea), Dr Joao Monterio (Editor-in-Chief of Nature Medicine) and Professor Peter Hegyi MAE (Deputy Chair of AE’s Clinical and Veterinary Science Section)

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Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub hosts Asthma UK meeting

Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub hosts Asthma UK meeting

On 6th November, the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub hosted an Asthma UK meeting, Curing and Preventing asthma; where do we go next? The meeting, held at the Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University, was chaired by Academia Europaea member and Founder Chair of the Clinical & Veterinary Section of Academia Europaea, Professor Stephen Holgate CBE MAE.

Dr Samantha Walker, Professor Ole Petersen CBE FRS MAE, Professor Sven-Erik Dahlén MAE and Professor Stephen Holgate CBE MAE
Dr Samantha Walker, Professor Ole Petersen CBE FRS MAE, Professor Sven-Erik Dahlén MAE and Professor Stephen Holgate CBE MAE

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