Just Transparency in Public Communications

In episode nine of the Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Director of Communications for the Houston Forensic Science Center, concerning the role of transparency in the forensics community. Complete transparency is a rare concept in the forensics and law enforcement communities. But for Ramit Plushnick-Masti and the Houston Forensic Science Center, it is standard procedure. Through her anecdotes and experience, listen as Ramit Plushnick-Masti discusses the cultivation of trust and the value of transparency in this installment of Just Science.

This episode of Just Science is funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [Award 2016-MU-BX-K110].

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Ramit Plushnick-Masti joined HFSC in 2014 as its public information officer and director of communications. Ms. Masti has nearly 20 years of experience in journalism, including 13 years with The Associated Press. She spent a decade as a correspondent based in Jerusalem, where she worked for the AP, Reuters and The Washington Post. After returning to the United States, Ms. Masti was an AP reporter in Pittsburgh and Texas, where she covered the environment and national events such as the Gulf oil spill. At HFSC, Ms. Masti is responsible for internal and external communications.