If you don’t follow Danielle Lee, PhD (@DNLee5) on twitter you might have missed a debate earlier this week in which she had to make the case for featuring BLACKandSTEM professionals (who are experts in their disciplines) as experts in the news. There has been an ongoing battle to, not only see more Black men and women featured as experts in the news, but to also see more news on STEM topics in media that is targeted toward the Black community.
Last week, we talked about self-promotion. Today, building on that, I want to talk about how we can leverage our community’s assets (knowledge base, experiences, etc) to increase the representation of #BLACKandSTEM in the media.
Today’s question is:
What can we do to increase the presence of #BLACKandSTEM in media, especially media geared toward the Black community?
Want more information on these efforts? Go to nstns.org and follow @TheDarkSci