Archive: Science and Society

New Foundation-Backed Working Group to Address Science and Evidence in Public Life

In response to a rapidly changing media landscape and an epidemic of misinformation and disinformation, Media Impact Funders—a member-supported network of funders using media and technology in the public interest—is organizing a new working group of funders committed to fostering robust public engagement with science, evidence and facts. The group…

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A Few Reflections on the Challenges of Engaging Across Divisions

As the calendar year closes, we’ve reached out to several leaders in journalism, academia, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship to listen more deeply to what’s on their minds as they foster civic engagement in the current environment. We’ve heard several themes resonate: The importance of listening broadly and responding effectively to…

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