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Twenty Years of Evolving Models of Science Communication

Twenty Years of Evolving Models of Science Communication

Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson have come to symbolize the dominant “popularization” approach to science communication, a model that has been embraced with renewed enthusiasm among young scientists as they have experimented with and developed a variety of digital and social media tools. Yet this dominant approach to science communication is not without several...

What Carl Sagan, Brian Greene, and E.O. Wilson Understand About Communication

In 2008, I discussed with Big Think why popularizers like Brian Greene, E.O. Wilson, and Carl Sagan are so effective at engaging the public on complex science subjects. I also described how research can inform science organizations and others institutions in doing systematically what these great popularizers have learned to do intuitively. Below is video...

Reading List on Science Communication in Political Controversies

UPDATE: SEE THE LATEST VERSION OF THIS COURSE AND READING LIST FROM SPRING 2014 For the last half of this semester’s seminar on Science, the Environment, and the Media that I am teaching at American University, students have been applying fundamental principles and theories from the first part of the course to understanding the dynamics of...