Persuasive writing in a world of denial: Panel discussion

Sunday, May 6, 2012

I was recently invited to blog about a panel discussion at the Science Writing in the Age of Denial conference here in Madison. The session “Persuasive writing in a world of denial” was designed to help writers communicate effectively with readers who question scientific consensus. Panelists spoke about the need to understand their audience’s existing mental models, and to write stories that take those models into account.

Click here for my full account of the discussion.