In 2016, a Bollywood movie based on the life of MS Dhoni was made. The story outlined his journey from his childhood to the 2011 Cricket World Cup, starring Sushant Singh Rajput in a lead role. and The movie was titled 'M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story'.
The National Snow and Ice Data Center is peppered with questions from the media: What do your experts work on Do you have a scientist who can talk in an easy-to-understand way about sea ice What's going on with the world's ice How do your scientists come across in a radio broadcast or on camera Journalists want a quick, to-the-point answer. Although NSIDC's online offerings are vast, members of the press don't have the time to wade through hundreds of pages of content to find what they need. On the other hand, NSIDC's single-woman press department struggles to provide individualized ideas for each journalist who calls. What could we offer journalists that would quickly answer many of their questions, while saving the journalist, the public information officer, and the scientists time In response to this question, NSIDC expanded our online offerings to include a brief QuickTime movie covering what our scientists do, what they're finding out about the changing ice on our planet, and what they're like on camera. The movie is specific enough to provide interested journalists with the information they need about our expertise; we also realized that the movie's content is general enough for the teachers and general public who visit our online Education Center in hopes of learning more about our planet's ice. This presentation will cover the basics in developing a simple QuickTime movie from idea through the finished product: tracking down a video camera, developing a storyboard, conducting interviews, editing the clips into the final product, and getting it into the hands of the intended audience.
Cancer patients rely on patient education materials (PEMs) to gather information regarding their disease. Patients who are better informed about their illness have better health outcomes. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends that PEMs be written at a sixth- to seventh-grade reading level. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the readability of online PEMs of bone and soft-tissue sarcomas and related conditions. We identified relevant online PEMs from the following websites: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, academic training centers, sarcoma specialists, Google search hits, Bonetumor.org, Sarcoma Alliance, Sarcoma Foundation of America, and Medscape. We used 10 different readability instruments to evaluate the reading level of each website's PEMs. In assessing 72 websites and 774 articles, we found that none of the websites had a mean readability score at or below 7 (seventh grade). Collectively, all websites had a mean readability score of 11.4, and the range of scores was grade level 8.9 to 15.5. None of the PEMs in this study of bone and soft-tissue sarcomas and related conditions met the NIH recommendation for PEM reading levels. Concerted efforts to improve the reading level of orthopedic oncologic PEMs are necessary. 153554b96e