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Minding the Media Gap

Bridging the shifting scientist–journalist cultural divide by Lesley Evans Ogden BioScience | March 2015 As the golden light of evening meets the deep green panorama of vineyards and distant mountains outside Missoula, Montana, I am seated at the Ten Spoon Winery with three conservation biology graduate students. For the first time in its history, in more…

Member Spotlight: Julia Moore champions scientists as communicators

By Laura Petersen American Association for the Advancement of Science | January 9, 2015 Long before there were workshops and conferences about science communication, there was Julia Moore. The AAAS Fellow and communication expert has spent a long and distinguished career in Washington, D.C., working on a variety of science and public health issues from more…

Science media: Centre of attention

By Ewen Callaway Nature | July 10, 2013 Fiona Fox and her Science Media Centre are determined to improve Britain’s press. Now the model is spreading around the world. Depending on whom you ask, Fiona Fox is either saving science journalism or destroying it. But today, she is touting its benefits to a roomful of more…

Science Gets Spun or Spoon-Fed?

By Keith Kloor Discover Magazine | July 10, 2013 Depending on whom you ask, Fiona Fox is either saving science journalism or destroying it. That’s the lead in a Nature story on the person who heads up Britain’s Science Media center, which believes that scientists can have a huge impact on the way the media more…

Media centre: vital to US science

by Julia A. Moore, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, USA Nature | April 5, 2012 | Vol. 484 In my view, Colin Macilwain’s reservations over the challenges facing the planned US Science Media Center are overly pessimistic (Nature 483, 247; 2012). No one — least of all the members of an exploratory more…

Two nations divided by a common purpose

by Colin Macilwain, Nature | March 15, 2012 | Vol. 483 Plans to replicate Britain’s Science Media Centre in the United States are fraught with danger, warns Colin Macilwain. Marks & Spencer. Oasis. Football (proper football) for the first hundred years. The list of great British ideas to fall flat on their faces in the more…