QUEST at events
9–10 March 2021: The virtual session discussed how science communication professionals can benefit from European research projects. Read more about it here.
Science in the Newsroom Global Summit 2020
23–24 November 2020: Suzanne Franks and Roberta Villa from QUEST participated in this event examining science journalism in the context of COVID19 pandemic and future health crises.
Signals from the future: Emerging technologies in science journalism
4–5 November 2020: The QUEST Project Coordinator Alessandra Fornetti moderated the discussion “New approaches and mechanisms for communicating about Future and Emerging Technologies”. Moreover, Neil Maiden from CASS Business School (City, University London) demonstrated IJECT.AI, a new and innovative tool under development by QUEST. Read more about the event here, and video recordings of all of the panels are available here.
Guns, Germs, and Covid-19. Why science communication needs metaphors
26 September 2020 – When describing the coronavirus pandemic, journalists, politicians and scientists tend to use the imagery of conflict, saying that we are at war with an invisible enemy. Why are warfare metaphors so common in health discourse? Do they always convey the desired message? QUEST co-organised this event on metaphors in science communication, held during the Research Communication Week 2020 at the Ca’ Foscari university.
“Train the Scientist!”
1 October 2019: Brian Trench, President of the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Network, delivered the keynote “Issues in Science Communication Training” at the QUEST event “Train the Scientist!”, held in Venice, Italy. The keynote was followed by a panel discussion.
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The coronavirus pandemic has been accompanied by a wave of misinformation about vaccinations. Roberta Villa, health writer and journalist, explains why it’s crucial to reassure parents that vaccinating their children is now more important than ever.
INTERVIEW – Jacopo Pasotti from QUEST spoke to Marco Cattaneo, the editor of Le Science, about communications on climate change in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
INTERVIEW – We spoke to Alberto Tozzi, Chief Innovation Officer at the Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, about digital innovations, privacy and fake news in the context of the Covid-19 crisis.