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Researcher-journalist interdependence: challenges and best practices

Montreal, Quebec
May 27, 2015

Host Organization:
CIHR Research Chair - Health Policy and Evidence

Researcher-journalist interdependence: challenges and best practices

There is a world-wide tendency to value – at least in rhetoric – decisions and policies that incorporate scientific evidence. At the same time, funding agencies require that researchers be
increasingly proactive in disseminating their results, making access to major media an attractive proposition.

The conjunction of these phenomena is intensifying the interdependence between researchers and journalists. Researchers need media to get their ideas on the agenda, and journalists regularly need to call upon researchers’ expertise to analyze current situations and present a broad overview of issues. However, the rules of the game and constraints are different for the two groups. Organized by the CIHR Research Chair - Health Policy and Evidence, the objective of this public activity is to discuss the social roles of media and research, as well as the challenges, pitfalls and best practices in the relationships between journalists and researchers.

May 27, 2015, at the Grande Bibliothèque, in Montréal, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
475, boul de Maisonneuve East, Room M465


  • Pascale Breton: Editorialist at La Presse.
  • Alan Cassels: Policy researcher affiliated with the School of Health Information Sciences at the
  • University of Victoria
  • Fabienne Papin: Journalist at L’actualité Médicale, Profession Santé and L’actualité
  • Pharmaceutique.
  • Bernard Roy: Professor and researcher at the Faculty of Nursing, Laval University

Damien Contandriopoulos, Université de Montréal

Bilingual event, translation services not provided. The event is free, but space is limited and
reservations are recommended.

Mélanie Perroux, 514-343-6111 #8919

Better research ... better decisions ... better health

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