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Alex Salmond's RT show breached Ofcom broadcasting rules | Media | The Guardian

Alex Salmond's RT show breached Ofcom broadcasting rules | Media | The Guardian | Communicating Science | Scoop.it

Regulator says ex-politician misled audience with tweets and emails read out on show

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Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals – study | Environment | The Guardian

Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals – study | Environment | The Guardian | Communicating Science | Scoop.it
Groundbreaking assessment of all life on Earth reveals humanity’s surprisingly tiny part in it as well as our disproportionate impact
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Why is UK press regulation back in the headlines? | Media | The Guardian

Why is UK press regulation back in the headlines? | Media | The Guardian | Communicating Science | Scoop.it
Key details about the latest developments since the lengthy and expensive Leveson inquiry
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Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles | Environment | The Guardian

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles | Environment | The Guardian | Communicating Science | Scoop.it
The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis
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BBC Radio 4 broke accuracy rules in Nigel Lawson climate change interview | Environment | The Guardian

BBC Radio 4 broke accuracy rules in Nigel Lawson climate change interview | Environment | The Guardian | Communicating Science | Scoop.it

Ofcom says controversial claims, including on the frequency of extreme weather events, went unchallenged

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The challenges for science journalism in the UK

A new paper highlighting the issues that Science Journalism faces in the UK - valuable, but paywalled.. http://t.co/UcldHpY62k
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Will Twitter, blogs and wikis change scholarly communication? - www.InfoToday.eu

Will Twitter, blogs and wikis change scholarly communication? - www.InfoToday.eu | Communicating Science | Scoop.it
At the Conference on Science and the Internet (#cosci12) academics from different disciplines discussed changing practices in research and higher education.
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Brain Science: 10 New Studies That Get Inside Your Head

Brain Science: 10 New Studies That Get Inside Your Head | Communicating Science | Scoop.it
This new research reveals how little we know about the brain and how it affects our daily lives...
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Scientists should be allowed to check stories on their work before publication

Scientists should be allowed to check stories on their work before publication | Communicating Science | Scoop.it
News stories about science are different from those about politics or business, because the role of critical review has already been performed...
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Public engagement - a waste of money? Part 2

Ben Goldacre and others discuss the poor record of publicly-funded science communication in cooperating with the large number of unofficial bloggers, podcasters, enthusiasts and activists working for free.
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Simulating the workplace - a case study on learning Radio Station Management — ADM-HEA

Simulating the workplace - a case study on learning Radio Station Management — ADM-HEA | Communicating Science | Scoop.it
Case study by Alex Tsirgialos...
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Writing

I’ve been blogging here for a few years, so I thought I’d pull out some of my personal top ten pieces. In no particular order: How the refrigerator got its hum – I think technolog...
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Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth | Environment | The Guardian

Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth | Environment | The Guardian | Communicating Science | Scoop.it
Biggest analysis to date reveals huge footprint of livestock - it provides just 18% of calories but takes up 83% of farmland
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Populist voters less likely to trust news media, European survey finds | Politics | The Guardian

Populist voters less likely to trust news media, European survey finds | Politics | The Guardian | Communicating Science | Scoop.it
Pew says public views of media now divided more by populist leanings than left or right
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Pale, male and posh: the media is still in a class of its own | Jane Martinson | Media | The Guardian

Pale, male and posh: the media is still in a class of its own | Jane Martinson | Media | The Guardian | Communicating Science | Scoop.it
Some 51% of leading journalists and 80% of editors are privately educated. It’s time to move on
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Glossies so white: the data that reveals the problem with British magazine covers | Media | The Guardian

Glossies so white: the data that reveals the problem with British magazine covers | Media | The Guardian | Communicating Science | Scoop.it
An investigation by the Guardian shows there’s still a long way to go before black and ethnic minority people are properly represented on the covers of many glossy monthlies
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Econnect Communication: bringing science to life

Sience Communication/Engagement workshops by an Australian organisation. We have designed our workshops for people who come from the science, research or natural resource management world and want to increase their skills and confidence in communicating.

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It's Not a Lecture: Let journalists do their jobs

It's Not a Lecture: Let journalists do their jobs | Communicating Science | Scoop.it

Piece about the practice of allowing sources (in this case, scientists) to "fact check" and approve quotes in news articles before publication.

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A call out for texts on (public health) science communication

A call out for texts on (public health) science communication | Communicating Science | Scoop.it

Colleague looking for key texts for new "Public Health Science Communication” course in Copenhagen.

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Public engagement - a waste of money?

The #scicomm discussion that arose after Ben Goldacre criticised the Science Museum for tweeting a link to the widely-panned "Dr Love" oxytocin story, and Simon Singh the IoP's "Lab in a Lorry" and their dance production with Ballet Rambert.
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UK Conference of Science Journalists | LiveBlog

UK Conference of Science Journalists | LiveBlog | Communicating Science | Scoop.it

The Live Blogs are up and running today ready for the start of the UK Conference of Science Journalists on Monday 25th June 2012. Here is a list of all the live blogs that are ready to go.

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Bridging the Divide between Science and Journalism

Van Eperen et al. Journal of Translational Medicine 2010, 8:25 http://www.translational-medicine.com/content/8/1/25

 

http://www.translational-medicine.com/content/pdf/1479-5876-8-25.pdf

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