The BenchPress Project encourages scientists to volunteer as guest speakers at media colleges and newsrooms, to foster greater scientific and statistical literacy in the press.
Currently many media colleges lack the expertise in house to teach students about how scientific work is carried out and published, or how to understand the basic statistics central to many everyday stories – polls, averages, variance, uncertainty, significance and more. By offering your time and expertise, you’ll be investing in the future of science reporting, helping to ensure science and statistics are covered accurately in the news.
This website contains everything you need to get started as a guest speaker at your local journalism school. Click on the links above to find out more.