Journalist panel discussion aims to improve science communication

September 27, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A panel of journalists will give a behind-the-scenes look at the world of journalism, discussing how the media is changing and how to communicate science to the public, on Oct. 23 at Penn State's University Park campus.

The plenary will start at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Heritage Hall at the HUB-Robeson Center and is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Registration is requested.

The journalists participating in this year’s plenary panel include David Malakoff, Science Magazine; Wudan Yan, freelance journalist; Clinton Parks, freelance journalist; and Bob Marshall, columnist for The Times-Picayune.

This is the seventh year that the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) has hosted the plenary with COMPASS, an organization that helps scientists effectively share their knowledge. The goal is to help Penn Staters improve their science communication skills and better communicate their research with the public, journalists, policymakers and beyond.

For those interested, but unable to attend in person, the presentation will be livestreamed via Zoom. For more information about IEE’s science communication series, visit

(Media Contacts)

Last Updated September 30, 2019