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
IPS Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 pp.