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Seattle Science Festival-June 6-16, 2013

Seattle Science Festival-June 6-16, 2013 | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it

The 2013 Seattle Science Festival, an 11-day celebration of the science and technology happening in our community, runs June 6-16, 2013. It features luminaries from the science world in opening and closing night events, a free Science EXPO Day featuring hands-on activities and special stage programs on Saturday, June 8 at Seattle Center, and a variety of Signature Programs at venues around the region throughout the Festival. Visit our 2012 Seattle Science Festival archive page for a look at events from last year's Seattle Science Festival.

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Skeptics to scrutinise 'balance' in science journalism | Scoop News

Skeptics to scrutinise 'balance' in science journalism | Scoop News | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
The NZ Skeptics plan to scrutinise the concept of balance in science journalism at their upcoming conference, arguing that misinformed or mistaken opinions do not provide a healthy or informative balance in many areas of apparent controversy.
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On Journalists and Scientists Talking

On Journalists and Scientists Talking | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Last week’s post about communications between scientists and journalists sparked a bit of discussion, and prompted the folks at the IoP’s Physics Focus blog to ask me for a guest post advising journalists on how to talk to scientists.
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What journalists look for when seeking outside comment from scientists

What journalists look for when seeking outside comment from scientists | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it

Working in a news office for a major university, I spend a fair amount of time fielding calls from journalists seeking “independent comment” on new research studies. So I read with great interest a piece (it’s admittedly a few days old now) that offers tips for scientists who do such interviews. When describing one of the things he’s looking for from his expert sources, (the terrific) science writer Ed Yong writes on his Not Exactly Rocket Science blog:

The most important things you can tell me about a study are its weaknesses. Are there inaccuracies in the paper? Statistical failings? Do you think the conclusions don’t hold water? The last thing I want to do is to credulously cover a weak study. But I don’t work in your field and my bullsh*t detector is probably less finely calibrated than yours. So I’m basically relying on you to help me not mislead my readers. Maybe your comments will persuade me to drop a story because it’s just that bad. Maybe your comments will help me to confront an editor and say: “We shouldn’t cover this story that you seem so insistent on. Look: all these scientists think it’s bunk.”

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How science works: follow the money

How science works: follow the money | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Alice Bell: There's a growing campaign in the US to get universities to stop investing in fossil fuels. UK science should take note
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The neoliberal assault on academia - Al Jazeera English

The neoliberal assault on academia - Al Jazeera English | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it

(...) "Lost amid the fetishisation of information technology and the pathos of the struggle over proper working conditions for adjunct faculty is the deeper crisis of the academic profession occasioned by neoliberalism. This crisis is connected to the economics of higher education but it is not primarily about that."

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History, Science and the History of Science | Scientific American Blog Network

History, Science and the History of Science |  Scientific American Blog Network | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Oxford radiates prestige. The city boasts more than a thousand years of learned history and is one of few British locales with a royal coat of ...
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How to be an investigative science journalist - SciDev.Net

How to be an investigative science journalist - SciDev.Net | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Investigative journalism is rewarding but requires vigilance, determination and preparation. K. S. Jayaraman shares tips from his career.
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What every journalist should know about science | Science and the Media

What every journalist should know about science | Science and the Media | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it

A two day training is enough for a Jack-of-all-trades journalist. As a journalist, you do not need a degree in “science journalism” or a specialization in science reporting to enable you to report on science matters

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Why does social science have such a hard job explaining itself?

Why does social science have such a hard job explaining itself? | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Contrary to US Senate rulings, we need more and better funded social science, not less, says Ziyad Marar – without discussing how it differs from natural science, it remains easy to relegate
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Science journalism fellowship open [Worldwide] | IJNet

IJNet.org is the premier global website for journalists and media managers to learn about training and networking opportunities. The site and its weekly e-mail bulletin reports on the latest innovations, resources and awards.
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Martingale et journalisme scientifique

Martingale et journalisme scientifique | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
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Être journaliste scientifique ne doit pas être facile. J’imagine qu’il faut être à l’écoute des nouvelles scientifiques, et d’informer, aussi justement que possible.

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2013 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

2013 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards.The awards program, established in 1945, recognizes outstanding reporting for a general audience and honors individuals for coverage of the sciences, engineering, and...
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Moving beyond science communication toward engagement | john hawks weblog

Moving beyond science communication toward engagement | john hawks weblog | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it

PLoS Biology recently published an essay by Brooke Smith and colleagues, focused on "Navigating the rules of scientific engagement" [1]. The authors represent COMPASS, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the knowledge of ocean scientists to greater public awareness and influence in public policy decisions. The essay includes some insightful themes on bringing more effective modes of public engagement into scientific research. The essay is open access and under a Creative Commons license, so I'll excerpt a few passages I think are especially worthwhile.

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#sci4hels – What makes one a “killer” (science) journalist of the future? | A Blog Around The Clock, Scientific American Blog Network

#sci4hels – What makes one a “killer” (science) journalist of the future? | A Blog Around The Clock, Scientific American Blog Network | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
It is only four weeks till the World Conference of Science Journalists commences in Helsinki, and our #sci4hels panel has been hard at work, for months ...
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News and information on science and the post-2015 development agenda for development - SciDev.Net

News and information on science and the post-2015 development agenda for development - SciDev.Net | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
News, opinions, analysis, spotlights, and other information including facts & figures and key resources about science and the post-2015 development agenda in the developing world.
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Louisiana Legislators Once Again Won’t Uphold the First Amendment

Louisiana Legislators Once Again Won’t Uphold the First Amendment | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
In 2008, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed the “Louisiana Science Education Act” into law. This Orwellian-named bit of legislation was an outrageous attempt to allow creationism to be taught in schools.
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Gwyneth Paltrow and the media exploitation of evolutionary science

Gwyneth Paltrow and the media exploitation of evolutionary science | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Holly Baxter: The reductive, lazy sexism that pervades much of our science journalism turns research into a comment on the female form
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Science, scientific journalism and sensationalism, Science, journalisme scientifique  et sensationnalisme, ciencia, periodismo cientifico y sensacionalismo...

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Southern European scientists become activists as recession bites | Euroscientist Blog

Southern European scientists become activists as recession bites | Euroscientist Blog | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
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Science: Citizens getting back to basics |

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Free Speech For Scientists: Which Country Is More Open - Canada, The US Or ... - International Business Times

Free Speech For Scientists: Which Country Is More Open - Canada, The US Or ... - International Business Times | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Free Speech For Scientists: Which Country Is More Open - Canada, The US Or ...
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The wrong way to write about science

The wrong way to write about science | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Over at Download the Universe, the science ebook review, I have a new article about one way that well-intentioned science journalism can go very, very wrong.
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Networks lose two veteran science reporters - Columbia Journalism Review (blog)

Networks lose two veteran science reporters - Columbia Journalism Review (blog) | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Networks lose two veteran science reporters Columbia Journalism Review (blog) Hopefully, ABC and NBC will be more careful and go with experienced science journalists instead—reporters who understand how to report scientific discoveries accurately...
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Convocan a becas de periodismo científico [Mundial] | IJNet

Convocan a becas de periodismo científico [Mundial] | IJNet | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
IJNet.org es el principal sitio web mundial para los periodistas y gerentes de medios para aprender sobre las oportunidades de formación y creación de redes.
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