Planning Grant: The Genome Radio Project

August 1st, 1995 - January 31st, 1996 | PROJECT

This funding is for a planning phase of the Genome Radio Project, a multifaceted project that will produce 17 1/2 hours of radio programming, plus a variety of printed and electronic ancillary materials, exploring the science and social implications of human genetic research. The planning grant will enable the project team to develop further five key areas: o To work with advisors to define their process of editorial oversight and their involvement in the program ppoduction process; o To produce a half-hour documentary pilot program; o To use the pilot program to solidify distribution agreement with networks and major market stations; o To develop ancillary materials to accompany the pilot program and to determine mechanisms for the distribution of these materials; and o To conduct focus group evaluation of the pilot program and to define specific evaluation plans for the broader series.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Barinetta Scott, Principal Investigator, Pacifica Foundation
Matt Binder, Co-Principal Investigator, Pacifica Foundation
Judith Thilman, Co-Principal Investigator, Pacifica Foundation


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9552978
Funding Amount: 49985


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Health and medicine | History | policy | law | Life science | Nature of science | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Media and Technology