Corby Kummer, Department of Health Sciences, Boston University College of Communication presents "Food Communication: Clarity through the Clutter"
In an age of ever-more-fragmented attention and accusations of fake news, how can readers find reliable sources and trusted voices? One approach is by presenting the results of studies so simply and clearly that no one can mistake the implications or conclusions. But how to do that? Corby Kummer, experienced writer and editor, will discuss combing through scientific papers and websites to try to understand the import of topical issues in nutrition—and carefully constructing a narrative that will bring readers along until they understand both the nuance and the main message you mean to convey. A key to all communication is finding your own voice and learning to put it to work.
Corby Kummer is the author of The Joy of Coffee and The Pleasures of Slow Food, the first book in English on the Slow Food movement. Every week he is a featured commentator on food and food policy on WGBH’s Boston Public Radio. He has been restaurant critic of New York, Boston, and Atlanta Magazines and food and food policy columnist for The New Republic. He is a senior editor at The Atlantic, to which he has long contributed articles on food and food policy editor-in-chief of Ideas: The Magazine of the Aspen Institute. He has received five James Beard Journalism Awards.