Johnsen to discuss new book on Nov. 3


Carolyn Johnsen, assistant professor of practice, will discuss her book, "Taking Science to the People," 7 p.m., Nov. 3 at the University Bookstore. Johnsen teaches science writing in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

"Taking Science to the People" is a communication primer for scientists and engineers. Johnsen edited the collection, which features authors explaining why scientists and engineers need to improve their writing skills.

The book provides journalists, scientists and engineers with methods for improving communication, as well as rationale for doing so. The authors come from diverse backgrounds, including federal officials, science journalists and scientists themselves. "Taking Science to the People" is published by the University of Nebraska Press.

In addition to her latest book, Johnsen also authored "Raising a Stink: The Struggle over Factory Hog Farms in Nebraska" (2003, NU Press). Prior to joining the faculty at the journalism college in 2004, she reported on agriculture and the environment for the Nebraska Public Radio Network, now NET.

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