Science journalism

Science journalism that MATTERs

Over the weekend I paid 99 cents for a quality piece of long form science journalism that I downloaded and read on my iPad. Who published it? The New Yorker? Atlantic Monthly? National Geographic? No, the article is the first of what will hopefully be a long series published online by Matter, which bills itself […]

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Is this a Conversation worth having?

There’s a new player in science communication that has emerged across the Tasman, in the form of The Conversation, a website backed by numerous Australian universities and overseen by a highly experienced team of journalists and scientists. I’ve known The Conversation was coming for some time – our colleagues at the Australian Science Media Centre […]

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Who covers science in the New Zealand media?

When we set up the Science Media Centre back in June 2008, science reporting in the mainstream media was largely left to a handful of mainly junior reporters who had to juggle the round alongside general reporting duties and who weren’t destined to stick with science for long. The situation, thankfully, has changed somewhat for […]

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The state of UK science journalism

A comprehensive report published last week in the United Kingdom suggests science journalism is weathering the storm of cost cutting in the media, but is suffering through the workload pressure on journalists, pack journalism and the rise of science PR. The report, Science and the Media – Securing the Future was commissioned by the UK […]

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