Research on Science, Technology and Culture. Shifting Opinions, Shifting Policy, Shifting Society.
Posts tagged "Science Journalism"

The Science Journalist Online: Shifting Roles and Emerging Practices

Science journalists in the US and UK face unique pressures adapting to the social and participatory nature of online news, to economic conditions that force them to fill a diversity of roles in the newsroom, and to the many hats they must wear if they are to survive as freelancers. As a consequence, science journalists...

How Scientists View the Public, the Media, and the Political Process

Most scientists in the US and UK blame public ignorance of science for flawed policy preferences and political choices. They tend to be critical of media coverage, yet rate favorably their own experience with the media.  Scientists say policy-makers and journalists are the most important groups to engage and view the public as having secondary...

Background and Context for Climate Wire Story on “Cultural Divide” Between Science and Journalism

At ClimateWire today [subscription], Julia Pyper has an article on an important topic: How can scientists and journalists work together to improve public understanding of climate change? What are the major reasons for past communication failures and what are the best paths forward? I spoke with Pyper on the phone about this very complex topic...