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Podcast from the Standing up for Science media workshop

Posted by on August 6, 2012

Rebecca Nesbit, Society of BiologyRebecca Nesbit, Press Officer at the Society of Biology

The Voice of Young Science Standing up for Science media workshops are an opportunity for early-career researchers to discover how to get their voices heard in public debates about science. The last one was here in Charles Darwin House and I went along with my voice recorder to capture some of what was said.

I interviewed panellists to hear their tips on how to get your stories into the news, and how to prepare for interviews with journalists. The speakers included scientists, journalists and press officers, and they were all keen to work together to ensure science is reported accurately and reaches a wide audience. Listen to hear their views!

The next workshop will take place at the University of Glasgow on 16th November, and more are planned for 2013. Go to the Sense About Science website for more information.

If you are a Member or Fellow of the Society of Biology and want to talk about how best to let the world know about your research then I am always pleased to talk about it, so drop me an email. I’m also happy to receive submissions of guest blog posts from biologists discussing their research.

3 Responses to Podcast from the Standing up for Science media workshop

  1. Maryse de la Giroday

    Thanks. This is great although I would add a caveat to what that fellow who cautioned that the relationship between scientists and journalists is not adversarial. I have had that experience where someone is deeply suspicious about my motives. Unfortunately, there are some grounds for those generalized suspicions about journalism. Exercise reasonable caution. A journalist may have an agenda regarding the type of science being practiced or you may have a ‘bad apple’. Try to check the writer’s/broadcaster’s previous work; that’s not an infallible guide but it can be useful. Thanks for this, I did embed on my blog along with some comments about the Canadian situation. Cheers, Maryse

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