Contributor: Elisabetta Tola

Elisabetta Tola ESMH contributor

Elisabetta Tola
Ph.D. in Microbiology, science and data journalist. Tow-Knight fellow 2019 for entrepreneurial journalism at CUNY, founder of Facta.eu and founder and CEO of formicablu. Media trainer on digital tools and strategies.

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Climate change & storytelling: challenges for the (post) Covid-19 era

End of 2019: Climate change, technological innovation and sustainability are among the priority subjects for the European Science-Media Hub (ESMH) to cover, as they get increasing attention in the media and they have a prominent place in the EU policy agenda. End of May 2020: European Parliament, Strasbourg: a hundred of young enthusiastic science communicators ...

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An Expert’s opinion : Interview with Alok Jha about Climate change

"Journalists, and particularly science journalists, need to be fair, transparent and analytical" Interview with Alok Jha,  science correspondent for The Economist, writing on everything from cosmology to particle physics and stem cells to climate change. Most science stories needed today and dealt with by the media are very complex and require not only specialist skills ...

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An Expert’s opinion : Interview with Fiona Harvey about Climate change

"A green recovery, after the Covid-19 crisis, is possible" Interview with Fiona Harvey, award-winning environment journalist for the Guardian. The Covid-19 outbreak represents a point of change where we, as a society, need to look into the future by designing different approaches to our economic development and foster a transition towards a more sustainable way ...

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An Expert’s opinion : Interview with Luca De Biase about Climate change

"Great science journalism requires a methodology" Interview with Luca De Biase, journalist & Innovation editor at Il Sole 24 Ore and editor in chief at Nova24. Lecturer on Media Ecology at University Sant’Anna, Pisa, and Stanford University. There was a moment before the pandemic when we saw a surge of interest towards the climate crisis. ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Walter Quattrociocchi about Media literacy

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Walter Quattrociocchi about Media literacy

Media literacy, a scientist's opinion Interview with Walter Quattrociocchi, head of the Laboratory of Data and Complexity at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. How would you define media literacy? The definition varies greatly depending on the problem that you are trying to solve. Media literacy is invoked as a decisive tool with respect to the ...

Media literacy to counteract misinformation and disinformation: a challenge we should be taking on ESMH Article

Media literacy to counteract misinformation and disinformation: a challenge we should be taking on

Inaccuracy or intentional manipulation: the circulation of false information has become one of the leading problems we are facing in the digital environment. Now watchdogs are fighting back with a range of solutions.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Jenni Sargent about Media literacy

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Jenni Sargent about Media literacy

Media literacy, a scientist's opinion Interview with Jenni Sargent, managing director of First Draft. What is your definition of media literacy? It's very difficult because I'm one of the most vocal critics of the expression media literacy. I worry that it can be patronising because it ignores the fact that many of the attempts to ...