Athens News Matters: Mistrust in Science - How can Scientists Build Credibility with the Public?

Nov 12, 2021

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Trust in science is declining. In today's changing media landscape, how can scientists build credibility with the public?

Surveys have suggested that people trust scientist, but they don't trust the recommendations.

In light of the public’s growing mistrust of science and scientists, WUGA's science and research correspondent, Lauren Baggett, and Dr. Glenn Nowak, professor and co-director of the center for health and risk communication at UGA's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, sit down with WUGA's Chris Shupe to discuss misinformation, where it comes from, and how scientists can better communicate information related to COVID-19.