Discrepancy in Scientific Authority and Media Visibility of Climate Change Scientists and Contrarians
The role of climate change (CC) contrarians is neglected in climate change communication studies. Here the authors used a data-driven approach to identify CC contrarians and CC scientists and found that CC scientists have much higher citation impact than those for contrarians but lower media visibility.
Do You Need a Science Degree to Be a Science Reporter?
Journalists covering crime or education are not typically expected to have a degree in those subjects. But science journalism is often considered a more technical and knowledge-heavy beat. This article examines advantages and drawbacks of becoming a science reporter from a variety of backgrounds.
In the Era of Brexit and Fake News, Scientists Need to Embrace Social Media
Social media can promote openness in research as international partnerships and collaborations are jeopardised, while increased adoption by scientists can also redress the balance that has shifted towards ill-evidenced news on some platforms.
Why Media Should Rethink the Way It Covers Science
Across time, public understanding about how science works is affected by journalism. A journalist, with very little extra effort, can increase the accuracy of public understanding and minimize public vulnerability to distortions of science.