Science News for Local TV and Spanish Stations

September 10th, 1999 - August 31st, 2004 | PROJECT

The Center for Science and the Media is requesting $2,006,069, of a total budget of $5,597,518, to develop the Science and Technology News Network (STN2) that will produce science news segments to be used by local television stations in their news programs. The products delivered to the stations will include 90-second video news stories in two versions -- with and without voice-over; scripts that local newscasters can read on air; topical and regional tips sheets to help producers localize the stories; follow-up research and one-on-one support by the project staff; explanatory or science-angle sidebars; web stories to introduce upcoming TV stories and provide more in-depth coverage; and Internet support with resources important to local TV producers. The project also provides content to the science site and to ABC News One, the network affiliate news service. The science modules will produce segments in both English and Spanish. The PI and General Manager for the project is Eliene Augenbraun, a former research scientist with experience in management and media. The News Director and Co-PI is Ira Flatow. They will work with an advisory committee of scientists and science journalists.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Eliene Augenbraun, Principal Investigator, The Center for Science and the Media
Ira Flatow, Co-Principal Investigator, NPR


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9904457
Funding Amount: 2006169


Access and Inclusion: English Language Learners | Ethnic | Racial | Hispanic | Latinx Communities
Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: General STEM | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Media and Technology