Science + Opinion = Op-Ed

December 05, 2017 — 6:00-8:00pm EST

How to pitch, write, and publish science with a point of view.

There has never been a more important time for scientists to add their voices to the national conversation, so join us for a “Random Walk” event on the art of writing opinionated pieces about science and medicine for large audiences. What makes for a good Op-Ed? How do you pitch an idea to an editor? How much science is too much? How much opinion is too much?

A participatory discussion featuring:

James Dao, New York Times Op-Ed Editor

Susan Matthews, Slate Science Editor

Martin LaMonica, The Conversation Deputy Editor

Danielle Ofri, writer and NYU School of Medicine Associate Professor

Moderator Steve Hall of the Science Communication Workshops at NYU

Sponsored by the Simons Foundation and the Science Communication Workshops at NYU.