Reporting about Research in an Age of Polarized Politics and Fake News
(Politics, Media, and the Policy Process)
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
This APPAM roundtable, the tenth in an annual series on evidence-based policymaking, will focus on turning evidence into action by looking at the important role of journalism in highlighting and sharing policy research. Panelists include working journalists (from Education Week, Governing magazine, and outlets to be determined) and a communications director from a policy research firm. The moderator is the policy director for Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina.
This proposal stems from roundtables that Jenni Owen and John Hutchins have organized at each APPAM conference since 2009 on the major growth in the use of evidence in education and social policymaking. Topics thus far have included examining the staying power of evidence-based policymaking during tight budget times; the challenge of “scaling up” evidence-based programs; the politics of evidence-based policymaking in states and localities; and the opportunities presented by successful policymaker-researcher collaborations.