Science Communicator in Residence Molly Segal hosts workshop Oct. 17

Independent radio journalist and York Science Communicator in Residence Molly Segal is inviting all researchers and students at York University to attend her workshop Taxonomy of an Audio Story: How Radio Journalists and Podcasters Make Stories out of Science. The workshop will take place Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in Room 306 Lumbers Building, Keele Campus.

Molly Segal

Molly Segal

The workshop will include guest speaker Sonya Buyting, a science journalist and producer at CBC Radio’s “Quirks & Quarks.” The event is free, but registration is required. To secure a spot, email fscomms@yorku.ca. Refreshments will be served.

Segal is one of three science communicators in residence recruited by the Faculty of Science for 2018-19. She produces documentaries and feature stories for radio and podcasts.

Her work airs on CBC’s national radio programs, including “Ideas,” “Tapestry,” “The World This Weekend” and “The Doc Project” as well as WHYY/NPR’s “The Pulse” and WBUR/NPR’s “Here & Now.” Her audio work is also featured on podcasts, including MIT’s “Undark” science podcast and KCRW’s “Here Be Monsters.”

 

Sonya Buyting

Segal has also worked for CBC Radio and TV, reporting and producing from across Canada. Some of her recent radio work has taken her into Alberta’s remote mountains by helicopter in search of grizzlies and to ancient hot springs reporting on endangered snails. Never afraid to have an adventure, her radio toolkit includes bear spray and binoculars, along with her microphone and recorder.

In addition to researchers and students, any interested member of the York community is welcome to attend the workshop. For more information, visit science.yorku.ca/SegalWorkshop.

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