Articles

  • A helping hand to support the pen: Can philanthropy boost science journalism?

    June 29, 2017

    An interview with Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the London School of Economics, UK During the 4th European Conference for Science Journalists (ECSJ), held in Copenhagen on 26-30 June 2017, ...

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  • Unbiased reporting can help call time on pseudoscience

    June 29, 2017

    Citizens need to ask for, understand and trust scientific evidence In July 2013, a 21-year-old man died of leukaemia in the Spanish city of Valencia. Mario chose to dismiss his doctor’s advice, turned to a so-...

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  • Climate change goes pop

    June 29, 2017

    Can popular culture help communicate climate change? At the 2017 European Conference for Science Journalists (ECSJ), a panel of communicators, journalists and artists who portray climate change in their...

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  • Environmental journalists: an endangered species in Eastern Europe

    June 28, 2017

    In this exclusive ECSJ2017 podcast, Kata Karáth, Hungarian science journalist, explores the new wave of censorship in Eastern Europe Environmental journalists: an endangered species in Eastern Europe...

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  • Scientific advice for politics

    June 28, 2017

    The European way Politics is not an exact science: moral choices, traditions, communication and many other aspects play important roles. But working on politics without caring for scientific evidence is almost...

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  • Combating fake news in science

    June 28, 2017

    “Dandelion root benefits can boost your immune system and cure cancer,” “Lead developer of HPV vaccines comes clean, warns parents & young girls it’s all a giant deadly scam,” “Asteroid Warning: Govt Preps...

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  • Interview with Katherine Richardson

    June 28, 2017

    Journalists fail to cover the most important aspects of climate change Journalists are too focused on issues such as how climate change will affect the economy, polar bears and icebergs, according to Katherine...

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  • A new weapon in the ward?

    June 28, 2017

    Fighting healthcare-associated infections with antimicrobial coatings Bacteria beware! Disinfectants and antibiotics are no longer the only strategies in fighting healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). ...

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  • Myths, bots and the post-truth age

    June 28, 2017

    The 4th European Conference for Science Journalists takes on new media challenges Inaccurate news can spread across the globe in seconds, gathering clicks and likes and taking on a life of its own. The 4th...

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  • Citizen journalism: A phenomenon that is here to stay

    June 27, 2017

    Is the citizen journalist a threat to the professional? As the catastrophic fire blazed in Grenfell Tower, London in June 2017, everyone knew they would find photos or videos online, posted by citizens, on the...

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