IMPAC5 Media Panel – Saturday 4 February
11:30am – 12:30pm
A panel of leading journalists will share perspectives from their front-row seats covering scientific breakthroughs and public policy debates over challenges facing the living oceans and solutions, such as marine protected areas.
The panel includes experienced journalists publishing and broadcasting stories to a range of media and audiences. The panelists will share the challenges and constraints they face in covering ocean issues, including from an Indigenous perspective. They will offer insights into how ocean experts at IMPAC5 can better work with media to increase public awareness and understanding of the critical challenges impacting the health of the ocean. That will include do’s and don’ts of dealing with journalists, whose stories often garner attention of politicians and resource managers – for good or ill. Nancy Baron, a pioneer in science communication will moderate a lively and interactive discussion.
The intent of the panel is to catalyze conversations that will continue throughout the congress and beyond.
Christine Smith-Martin, CEO, Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Initiative
Nancy Baron, Independent Communication Consultant and Senior Research Associate, National Centre of Ecological Analysis and Research (NCEAS), University of California, Santa Barbara
Emilee Gilpin, formerly of the National Observer and now the Community Storyteller for Coastal First Nations
Lisa Johnson, a climate and science reporter at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Ivan Semeniuk, The Globe and Mail’s national science reporter
Sponsored by Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative