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You are a young journo. You get an assignment. You don’t know where to start. But you follow and are followed by a bunch of scientists and science journalists you just met at ScienceOnline2010. So you tweet…..and within minutes your story takes off: cassierodenberg: Starting to work on a lede graph for a story on…

American Scientist

One of the things I picked up from the hallway tables at Sigma Xi during the ScienceOnline2010 meeting were four latest issues of the American Scientist: Now that I found a moment to sift through them a little bit, I got reminded why I think (and always thought) this is currently the best popular science…

Eureka

A few months ago, London Times started a new science section called Eureka. The Brits over on Nature Network are reading and critiquing it, mainly for its huge, gender disparity, both in the authors and in the number of scientists portrayed and in the ways they are portrayed. But this is not available to people…

If a publisher offered me a contract to write a book under a title that would be something like “Unscientific America”, how would I go about it? I would definitely be SUCH a scientist! But, being such a scientist does not mean indulging in Sesquipedalian Obscurantism. Being such a scientist means being dilligent, thorough and…

The December 2009 edition of the Journal of Science Communication is now online with some intriguing articles – all Open Access so you can download all the PDFs and read: Control societies and the crisis of science journalism: In a brief text written in 1990, Gilles Deleuze took his friend Michel Foucault’s work as a…

Background When Futurity.org, a new science news service, was launched last week, there was quite a lot of reaction online. Some greeted it with approval, others with a “wait and see” attitude. Some disliked the elitism, as the site is limited only to the self-proclaimed “top” universities (although it is possible that research in such…

Good news

Today, I accepted the invitation to join the editorial board of the Journal of Science Communication. Now I am reviewing my first manuscript….

Journal of Science Communication 8.3

The new issue of the open access Journal of Science Communication is out. From the Table of Contents: Filling the gap between theory and practice: Jcom’s adventure was launched nearly eight years ago, when a group of lecturers and former students of the Master’s degree in Science Communication at SISSA of Trieste, decided to have…

New Science News Service

There is a new site for you to bookmark today – Futurity.org. This is a collaborative effort of, for now, 35 major Universities in the United States (those include, for my local readers, UNC and Duke – why is NCSU lagging behind?!). The site is the answer to the question: How will the public learn…

Hollywood and science

Robert Scoble interviews science blogger and author Jennifer Ouellette about the Science & Entertainment Exchange, a “recent initiative by the National Academy of Sciences, was set up to build a new kind of social network of scientists and movie directors.” Worth a watch: