Broad Research Communication Lab launches with speaker series


Eric Lander, President and Founding Director, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Deborah Blum, Director, Knight Journalism Program at MIT

September 12, 2016
2:00pm – 3:00pm Talk
3:00pm – 3:30pm Refreshments

The Broad Institute, Monadnock Room
415 Main Street Cambridge MA 02140

This fall, the Broad Institute is launching a sister-site, the Broad Research Communication Lab, to support its scientists become effective communicators. Much like the MIT program, the program is based on having practicing researchers serve as peer coaches for the Broad community. By leveraging MIT’s experience and Communication Fellow training model, the Broad Institute is innovating on how best to make this resource its own to meet the needs of not only trainees, but staff scientists as well.

To kick off the opening of the Broad’s new Research Communication Lab, they are hosting a six-part talk series; MIT students, staff and affiliates are warmly invited to attend the series.

Although the Communication Lab’s primary focus is on technical and scientific communication, the talk series is intended to help researchers think critically about the intersection between their research, audience, and impact.

In this first talk, Eric Lander, President and Founding Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, will introduce the Broad Research Communication Lab and then segue to Deborah Blum, Director, Knight Journalism Program at MIT, who will talk about the future of science journalism.

Future talk topics include: visual storytelling with data, funding your research, the future of scientific publications, op-eds, and a finale with a live Story Collider show.