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Science Communication Today: Reddit 101

June 11, 2015

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Did you know that the online community /r/science, on Reddit has four times as many subscribers as the New York Times? Today’s media landscape is rapidly changing and traditional methods of reaching the public are not as effective as they once were. Join us as Nathan Allen, one of the moderators of /r/science, shares how reaching a new generation will require scientists to communicate in a new manner, and explain some of the rules of this new media landscape.

What You Will Learn

  • Demographics of social media consumption
  • Ask Me Anything (AMA) set up
  • Barriers to intergenerational science communication

The Fine Print

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Nathan Allen
Moderator, /r/science

Chris McCarthy
ACS Social Media Manager