Announcing MFSM Media and Policy blog - SUI
We, as scientists and science enthusiasts, were concerned with the distortion of scientific findings and the validity of the scientific process long before, but growing in alarm during the lead up to the political events of 2016. In response, the March for Science Miami hopes to serve as a filter for science news in the media and science policy in our lives. Volunteer scientists will "peer review" media and policy, when they directly reference science or empirical data, for accuracy in their interpretation of the science and data. We will blog post our findings here. The blog is searchable and shareable.
Please send us your media and policy concerns if they need scientific vetting to SUI@sciencemarchmiami.org, with specific references and links in the body of the email.
If you are interested in volunteering with us as a regular blogger on SUI, please fill out our volunteer form here and mention SUI in your application subject or submit a blog directly to us at SUI@sciencemarchmiami.org.
Blogs should be between 250-500 words and contain an introductory history of any media coverage, a brief review of the research, and an assessment of the integrity of the science as portrayed in the media.