Episode 183 - Skepticism and the Media, Part 1
July 22, 2013
Skepticism and the Media: Win Over an Unlikely Audience by Telling a Better Story
Today on Center Stage, Part One of a session on skepticism and the media from the 2011 conference of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.
On Saturday, October 29, 2011, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and the Center for Inquiry presented a session titled “Skepticism and the Media: Win Over an Unlikely Audience by Telling a Better Story” at their conference, CSIcon, at the Marriott Hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
The panel was moderated by Michelle Blackey, then the communications director of the Center for Inquiry. Participants included actor William B. Davis, famous as the Cigarette-Smoking Man in The X-Files but in real life a longtime skeptic; Indre Viskontas, former co-host of the show “Miracle Detectives” on the Oprah Winfrey Network, now co-host of the Center for Inquiry podcast Point of Inquiry; and Sandra Blakeslee, an author and science correspondent for The New York Times.