Sunday, July 24, 2022

Webinar: Infodemic Management community event: The science of storytelling

There is a free webinar on 26 July 2022 at 10am USA Eastern time (which is, e.g., 3pm UK time): The science of storytelling . It is organised by the World Health Organisation in collaboration with The Story Collider. The focus is "Effective storytelling to communicate about infodemics, their impact and how to contribute to infodemic management practice  ...  By understanding how emotive storytelling is successful in reaching audiences and causing narratives to go viral, infodemic managers can reverse engineer the same approach to tell their own stories about working in the trenches, managing the infodemic in the time of COVID-19 and being more effective in their jobs. Infodemics consist of narratives that shape and shift over time. Understanding how stories are constructed and what emotional and cognitive shortcuts they rely on to spread quickly are skills every storyteller knows."
Speakers are: Tina Purnatt, WHO;  Maryam Zaringhalam, The Story Collider; Claire Wardle, Brown University School of Public Health. Register at The webinar will take place in English, French and Spanish. For more information, go to

Photo by Sheila Webber, Taken in Second Life June 2022.

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