This report is a summary of a roundtable convened by IPS Africa on 21-22 February 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Changing Lives: Making Research Real Roundtable was convened to share experiences, learn lessons on disseminating research through the media, identify best practices and develop guidelines for researchers and journalists.
The first day of the meeting was divided into four sessions – Reporting Research: Challenges and Successes, Case Studies examining health research uptake, and New Media vs. Traditional media in disseminating and best practices. The second day was practical and allowed participants to develop a checklist for journalists on reporting research and to make some recommendations for taking the Changing Lives Project further.
IPS Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 pp.