Fatti per Capire is the new information project of the National Science and Technology Museum of Milan, conceived by journalist Barbara Gallavotti, designed to provide the media and the general public with the tools to make informed decisions about science and technology.
The project can count on the support of numerous scientific institutions of excellence and originates from a reflection on the role of Science Media Centres, structures designed to help cover scientific news in the generalist media, but which are also potentially useful for the public. Fatti per Capire is therefore aimed at journalists, media figures and citizens of all ages and is divided into several initiatives, including regular web and social updates on controversial topics, but also specific training activities for media and researchers.
It is precisely on the training activities that Fatti per Capire benefits from the contribution of the 'Franco Prattico' Master's Degree Course in Science Communication at SISSA in Trieste, which has been a point of reference in Italy on the subject for 30 years.
'The communication of science is an important challenge in which we have been actively engaged for years. Through our Master in Science Communication, we have contributed to the training of generations of highly qualified professionals in the field,' comments Andrea Romanino, director of SISSA. 'In a constantly changing media ecosystem, we continue to believe in the importance of training. This is also why we have given our firm support to Fatti per Capire'
The first issue, dedicated to the topic of electric cars, is online as of today, Friday 20 January, on the Museum's website: www.museoscienza.org/it/fatti-per-capire and will then continue on a regular basis, with in-depth features and breaking news releases.
Fatti per Capire® is realised under the auspices of Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change, European Commission, CNR - National Research Council, ENEA - National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, ESA - European Space Agency, Telethon Foundation, IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas & Università Humanitas, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele & Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, INAF - Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, INGV - Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Politecnico di Milano, SISSA - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, WWF Italia.