Health, science, and media reporting.

A dark undercurrent spreads through social networks, changing our relationship to the world, and each other. Trust in science, government, and institutions is at record lows. 

Some of this distrust is for good reason. Those in power often exploit their position. Yet expertise still matters, and plenty of people are doing incredible work right now.

re:frame investigates health, science, and media. Every Monday, paid subscribers receive a deep dive on one important story; on Friday, a round-up of that week’s essential news. Free subscribers receive occasional public posts.

I’m Derek Beres. 🙋🏻‍♂️

I’ve worked in various media and journalism roles for 30 years. As co-host of the Conspirituality podcast (and co-author of a book by the same name), I’ve extensively reported on health and science misinformation, interviewing hundreds of experts from the fields of media, science, and medicine.

Like many people, I crave better answers. I’ve also been fortunate to talk about these issues with people who make a difference. During presentations to the WHO and the Oregon State Library Association, I was asked how to identify and combat online misinformation. re:frame is my response.

While criticism is necessary in all digital (and real-world) spaces, I’ll also highlight solutions: people, communities, and organizations doing amazing work. 

Misinformation travels faster and more broadly than ever. We need new skills and methods to make sense of who we are and what we’re doing here. In doing so, we have an opportunity to create a world we want to live in.

While it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the noise, there’s still plenty of signal left to hear.

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Derek Beres is a multi-faceted author, speaker, and media expert based in Portland, Oregon. He regularly speaks on science and media literacy. Derek is the co-host of the Conspirituality podcast.