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More on mindcasting vs. lifecasting

About a week ago I posted Twittering is a difficult art form – if you are doing it right. While Griff Wigley agreed, I also got two interesting and somewhat dissenting reactions from Kate and Heather. First, in my defense, that post was targeting journalists and professional communicators, just one of many posts in a…

This week we’ll be in New York City

The Bride Of Coturnix and I are flying to NYC early tomorrow morning and leaving Thursday afternoon. While we set Monday and Thursday to be “for us”, we are flexible if anyone wants to meet for coffee or lunch – just let me know and we can arrange something. We plan to meet with my…

As this blog is getting close to having 10,000 posts, and my Archives/Categories are getting unweildy (and pretty useless), I need to get some of the collections of useful posts together, mainly to make it easier for myself to find them. I did that by collecting my best Biology posts a couple of weeks ago.…

Science in the Media: Rude or Ailing Health? was a panel that recently convened in the UK, in a response to a recent UK government report on science in the media . You can watch the video of the entire thing at this link. The panelists were Natasha Loder of the Economist, Andrew Jack of…

Science Communicators of North Carolina and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, present: “Using Multimedia to Advance Your Research” — and – “Adventures in Self-Publishing” By Dennis Meredith, author of Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work (Oxford University Press) April 26, 2010, 6:00 p.m. Sigma Xi Center, RTP Dennis Meredith…

Yesterday, Jay Rosen on Twitter wrote that his goal on Twitter was to have “a Twitter feed that is 100 percent personal (my own view on things…) and zero percent private.” This is an excellent description of mindcasting. Its alternative, ‘lifecasting’ is 100% private made public. There is nothing wrong with lifecasting, of course. It…

Weekend reads

Good stuff to keep you occupied over the next couple of days: Systemic issues in science journalism – the reinforcing cycle of niche reporting Investigative science journalism The Bias of Veteran Journalists Dangerous DNA: The truth about the ‘warrior gene’ The Language of Science – it’s ‘just a theory’ Should journalists report on unpublished research?…

In his ongoing series, Colin Schultz posted two excellent interviews, with Ferris Jabr and with Ed Yong. Both interviews are long-ish, and cover a lot of ground, e.g., about the importance of the “news hook” for science stories, the role of PIOs and press release sites, and the useless blogging vs. journalism wars.

Week in review

This was a busy, crazy week. On Monday and Tuesday I was in Boston. You may remember I went to Boston last year as well and for the same reason – spending a day at the WGNH studios, helping with the World Science project that combines radio, podcasts and online forums. You have probably noticed…

Journalism has always been communal Top Google queries about scientists: should we be surprised? Getting more out of scientific content Telling tales… The Science Reader: A Crowd-Sourced Profile Journalism and the public understanding of how science works. A suggested remedy. So what do the journalists and scientists think? Evaluating science journalism – with a Matrix!…