Dr. Riedlinger is a Chief Investigator in the Digital Media Research Centre at the Queensland University of Technology. She is co-editor of Communicating Science: A Global Perspective (ANU Press, 2020). Her research interests include digital communication of environmental, agricultural and health research and emerging roles for “alternative” science communicators.
This project investigates how quantitative data is portrayed in The Conversation by examining data visualizations included in The Conversation Canada articles about the COVID-19 pandemic. Using a mixed-methods approach, Dr. Mudry’s team is taking a closer look at the kinds of data visualizations that are used in The Conversation articles, and to what extent the data represented in these images actually works to support the claims being made by the author.