Science Friday Initiative, Inc.

To support Science Friday, focusing on science and the arts, including radio broadcasts, digital science videos, blog posts, and associated media

  • Amount $685,000
  • City New York, NY
  • Investigator Ira Flatow
  • Year 2016
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Radio

Funds from this grant provide continued support for the production and distribution of Science Friday, the only regular weekly public radio program that devotes two hours to all things science. Grant funds will support the production of 50 radio segments per year, 5 digital videos per year, 12 articles per year produced and disseminated through the show’s website, an annual multimedia spotlight on a science topic, a yearly Book Club event, and a single special remote broadcast of the show. Science Friday’s audience—the program reaches over two million people each week via its radio show, web streaming, podcasts, blogs, online videos, mobile apps, and social media presence—makes it one of the single most effective channels for dissemination of high-quality, engaging content about the increasingly central role science plays in modern life.

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