Universitat Pompeu Fabra
PCST Academy - Public Communication of Science and Technlology

Books

Comunicacion científica y Periodismo científico
Vladimir de Semir
FECYT, Junio 2011

Climateshift: Clear vision for the Next Decade of Public Debate
Matthew C. Nisbet
American University School of Communication, April 2011

Allo la Science
Michel Claessens
Éditions Hermann, Mars 2011

Ethics: the essence of scientific and medical communication
Vladimir de Semir
Victor Grifols Lucas Foundation, January 2011 

Information and communications technologies have revolutionized the world of journalism and, in general, the way in which the public has access to medical and healthcare knowledge and information. Ethics now has new perspectives in this field that are worthy of analysis.  This monograph analyzes the current situation with regard to scientific communications.  Other experts have also contributed with their thoughts on the transformations that have affected healthcare journalism.

La ética, esencia de la comunicación científica y médica
Vladimir de Semir
Fundación Víctor Grífols Lucas, Diciembre 2010

Science Communication & Science Journalism
Meta-Review
The decline of media, the relocation of the journalists' world and the decline of science sections in the conetxt of the internet communication and social revolution
Vladimir de Semir
FECYT, May 2010

¿Por qué la ciencia vende tantos libros?
El boom de la divulgación científica
Silvia Bacher
Revista Cultural Ñ, Marzo 2010


Communicating Science
Professional, Popular, Literacy
Nicholas Russell - Imperial College London
Cambridge University Press, 2010

Why and how to communicate your research
Taking science to people
Frank Burnet, January 2010
Dr Frank Burnet is Emeritus Professor of Science Communication and has kindly made available for free download his two ebooks on the subject. Burnet began his career as a biochemistry lecturer, moving to the University of the West of England in Bristol in 1996, He was appointed the first Professor of Science Communication in the UK in 2002. He was awarded the MBE for Science on the Buses in 2000 and became the founding co-director with Kathy Sykes of the Cheltenham Science Festival, also in 2002. In 2004, he led the team that launched the Bristol based Masters in Science Communication. He set up his own Consultancy in 2009. The two handbooks, now available for download from Sciencebase.com, are a component of masterclasses he delivers around the world to scientists and science communicators. He is making them widely available to help strengthen the bridges between science and society. Feel free to download them (as PDF files) at no cost and to take inspiration from Burnet's many years of experience in science and science communication

Science et communication: pour le meilleur ou pour le pire?
Michel Claessens
Éditions Quae, 2009


Comunicación y Cambio Climático
Iberoamerican Communication Review-Universidad de Málaga (España), Editor: Bernardo Díaz Nosty, 2009

Informe sobre la Percepción del Cambio Climático en la Sociedad Española
Fundación MAPFRE, 2009
El cuarto Informe de Evaluación del Grupo Intergubernamental de Expertos sobre el Cambio Climático (IPCC) concluye que la causa principal del calentamiento del sistema climático son las emisiones de Gases de Efecto Invernadero (GEI) de origen antropogénico (IPCC, 2007), lo cual se prevé, cause una serie de alteraciones en los ecosistemas globales, que a su vez, pueden traducirse en desequilibrios económicos y sociales. Dichas conclusiones han provocado una serie de reacciones por parte de los Estados en el intento por solucionar dichos posibles impactos. A razón de ello, la primera cuestión que surge, es si el ciudadano dispone de ésta información a efectos de aplicar soluciones que mitiguen las emisiones de GEI derivadas de su actividad cotidiana. Del estudio "La sociedad ante el Cambio Climático. Conocimientos, Valoraciones y Comportamientos en la población española" se deduce que prácticamente 7 de cada 10 ciudadanos son capaces de identificar el vector causal más importante: la emisión de gases de efecto invernadero, señalada por el 69,7% No obstante, 4 de cada 10 personas aún tienen dudas acerca de cuáles son sus verdaderas causas. Todavía se mantienen creencias científicamente erróneas que "conviven" con las correctas: el 67,1% achaca el Cambio Climático al agujero en la capa de ozono y el 53,6% a la lluvia ácida. Muchos encuestados, lo ven como un fenómeno lejano, cuyos efectos más graves se verán principalmente a largo plazo (54,3%), perjudicando especialmente a las generaciones futuras (73,8%), más que a los presentes.. Sólo un 22,1% de los encuestados elige la explicación científicamente correcta al efecto invernadero.

Communicating on Climate Change
An Essential Resource for Journalists, Scientists, and Educators
Bud Ward
Published by the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting - University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, 2009
Scientists and journalists have been known to talk past each other, both using language rooted in professional shorthand. But when it's time to make deadline, these two groups need to make clear, accurate and meaningful contact. Thanks to a series of Metcalf Institute workshops funded by the National Science Foundation, journalists and climate scientists have been able to address these barriers and develop recommendations for effective communication. These highly interactive workshop dialogues formed the basis of a new resource guide on communicating about climate change for editors, reporters, scientists, and academics.
Communicating on Climate Change was written by Bud Ward, a veteran environmental journalist and journalism educator. Ward started his environmental journalism career in 1974 as Managing Editor of The Bureau of National Affairs' (BNA) Environment Reporter. In 1982, after serving as Assistant Director of the U.S. Congress's National Commission on Air Quality for three years, he founded and edited The Environmental Forum, a magazine dedicated to environmental policy.
In 1988 Ward became founding editor of Environment Writer, a monthly newsletter for journalists covering natural resources and environmental issues. Ward, a co-founder and one of six Honorary Members of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), was also co-organizer of the National Science Foundation-funded workshops that informed this book. Currently Ward is the Jury Coordinator for the Metcalf Institute's Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment, and Editor of The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media. Communicating on Climate Change offers important tips and tools for covering one of the most complex issues of the day. The book reports on Metcalf's unprecedented series of workshops and features essays on major issues in climate science communication by participating climate researchers and journalists.


Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits

Philip Bell, Bruce Lewenstein, Andrew W. Shouse, and Michael A. Feder  Editors  -  National Research Council (USA), 2009
Executive Summary
Informal science is a burgeoning field that operates across a broad range of venues and envisages learning outcomes for individuals, schools, families, and society. The evidence base that describes informal science, its promise, and effects is informed by a range of disciplines and perspectives, including field-based research, visitor studies, and psychological and anthropological studies of learning.
Learning Science in Informal Environments draws together disparate literatures, synthesizes the state of knowledge, and articulates a common framework for the next generation of research on learning science in informal environments across a life span. Contributors include recognized experts in a range of disciplines--research and evaluation, exhibit designers, program developers, and educators. They also have experience in a range of settings--museums, after-school programs, science and technology centers, media enterprises, aquariums, zoos, state parks, and botanical gardens.
Learning Science in Informal Environments is an invaluable guide for program and exhibit designers, evaluators, staff of science-rich informal learning institutions and community-based organizations, scientists interested in educational outreach, federal science agency education staff and K-12 science educators.

Guide de Vulgarisation. Au-delà de la découverte scientifique : la société
Pascale Lapointe - Éditions Multimondes, 2008
Comment vulgariser ? Comment faire en sorte que, pour le lecteur ou le téléspectateur, la science ne soit pas vue comme un corps extraterrestre, mais bien comme une partie intégrante de notre société ? Peut-on vulgariser même si on n'a pas étudié en science ? Qu'est-ce que les blogues peuvent nous apprendre sur une communication des sciences réussie ? Qu'est-ce que la vulgarisation ? Comment poser les bonnes questions ? Comment rater un texte et comment le réussir ? Quelle est la place de la science dans les médias ? Internet peut-il changer l'équilibre ? À travers une démarche formelle tenant du cours et une série de réflexions sur ce que deviendra peut-être la vulgarisation au 21e siècle, ce livre propose une entrée en matière, autant pour les scientifiques désireux d'élargir leurs horizons que pour les journalistes et les communicateurs débutants qui se sentent démunis devant cet immense territoire.
 
Communicating Climate Change: Discourses, Mediations and Perceptions
Edited by Anabela Carvalho, 2008
The scientific, political and economic complexity of climate change brings up a number of challenges for communication. What are the meanings associated with climate change in different parts of the world and how have those meanings been produced, reproduced and transformed? How have the media in different countries been representing this issue? How do people perceive climate change and to what extent are they integrating it into their actions?
This book contributes to answering these questions by looking at three main aspects: the discourses of a variety of social actors on climate change, from scientists to religious leaders; the reconstruction of those discourses in the media and the multiple depictions of the issue in the press, television and the Internet; and citizens' perceptions, understandings and attitudes in relation to climate change. The scholars that write in this book analyse these issues in the context of Germany, USA, Mexico, Portugal, Poland and other countries, and help understand the circular relations between discourses, mediations and perceptions.

How-to establish PCST. Two handbooks on science communication
Alessandro Delfanti - JCOM, December 2008

Medicina y salud en la prensa diaria: Informe Quiral 10 años
Gemma Revuelta y Vladimir de Semir - Observatorio de la Comunicación Científica (UPF), November 2008

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2008
Global patterns of science, technology and innovation are quickly changing. What are the implications for science and innovation policy? What steps are countries taking to boost their capabilities in science, technology and innovation? What is the contribution of science and innovation to growth and social goals? The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2008 reviews key trends in science, technology and innovation in OECD countries and a number of major non-member economies including Brazil, Chile, China, Israel, Russia and South Africa.

Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age - Implications for public engagement and popular media
Practising Science Communication in the Information Age - Theorising Professional Practices
Publication of two new books that examine contemporary aspects of science communication and public engagement. The books, which include contributions from a number of PCST list members, have been co-published by the Open University and Oxford University Press (OUP).

El papel de los científicos en la comunicación de la ciencia: actitudes, aptitudes e implicación
María José Martín Sempere & Jesús Rey Rocha
CSIC, 2008

Communicating Science in Social Contexts
Cheng, D.; Claessens, M.; Gascoigne, N.R.J.; Metcalfe, J.; Schiele, B.; Shi, S. (Eds.), 2008
Product of a long-term effort that would not have been possible without the research and expertise of the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Network and the editors. For nearly 20 years, this informal, international network has been organizing events and forums for discussion of the public communication of science.

Sciences pour tous
Plus de 3000 livres clés, disponibles en librairie, pour les curieux de science, des références fiables pour découvrir ou approfondir ... Une sélection de références de culture scientifique destinés aux adultes et à la jeunesse, pour découvrir et aimer les sciences

Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology
Brian Trench & Massimiano Bucchi
Routledge, 2008

The Oxford Book of  Modern Science Writing
Richard Dawkins, 2008

OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030
OECD, March 2008
How will economic and social developments drive environmental change to 2030?  What policies are needed to address the main environmental challenges?  How can OECD and non-OECD countries best work together to tackle these challenges? The OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030 provides analyses of economic and environmental trends to 2030, and simulations of policy actions to address the key challenges.  Without new policies, we risk irreversibly damaging the environment and the natural resource base needed to support economic growth and well-being.  The costs of policy inaction are high.

A science fiction omnibus
Brian Aldiss, editor
Penguin, 2008


Ciència i mitjans: les dificultats de la divulgació
Tripodos nº22, January 2008

La divulgación científica
Revista Circunstancia- Fundación José Ortega y Gasset, Enero 2008

Los desafíos y la evaluación del periodismo científico en Iberoamérica
Luisa Massarani (SciDev.Net) y Carmelo Polino (RICYT), 2007

The Canon: A Whirligig Tour Through the Beautiful Basics of Science
Natalie Angier
Houghton Mifflin 2007

Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive - A digital literacy guide for the information age
Mark Briggs, (c) 2007
J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism
Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park

Journalism, Science & Society
Martin Bauer & Massimiano Bucchi, editors
Routledge, 2007

Doce mujeres en la biomedicina del siglo XX
Cuadernos de la Fundacion Dr. Antonio Esteve, November 2007

100 llibres de ciència (book in Catalan)
Ajuntament de Barcelona, November 2007

Risk communication in accidental marine pollution
Ampera publication, 2007

Writing home about nothing
One of Britain's foremost popularisers of science, Frank Close nonetheless claims no great ambition for his writing.
The Guardian (interview), October 2007

La ciencia en los medios de comunicación: 25 años de contribuciones de Vladimir de Semir
Cuadernos de la Fundación Dr. Antonio Esteve, October 2007

La proyección social del medicamento
J.E. Baños and J. Bigorra, 2007

Diálogos & ciência
Mediação em museus e centros de ciência 2007

Hermès (Éditée par CNRS Editions, la revue HERMÈS est l'une des grandes publications scientifiques en langue française consacrée principalement à la communication, cognition et politique. Elle a pour ambition d'étudier de manière interdisciplinaire la communication dans ses rapports avec les individus, les techniques, les cultures, les sociétés en analysant les implications cognitives de ce vaste domaine d'activités, de discours et de recherches. Elle a une vocation pluraliste : elle s'adresse à tout public spécialiste ou non-spécialiste)

Hermès (communication scientifique)

5th World Conference of Science Journalism handbook
April, 2007

Is Mass Media Communication sufficient? A systematic review of anti-smoking campaigns
H.B. Weishaar, March 2007

Mujer y Ciencia (book in Spanish)
FECYT, 2007

25 Greatests Science Books of All Time
Discover, August 2006

Messenger: Media, Science & Society; Engagement and Governance in Europe
SIRC, August 2006

The Trouble with Medical Journals
R. Smith
Royal Society of Medicine Press (London), 2006

Science and the Power of TV
J. Willems and W. Göpfert
VU University Press & da Vinci Institute, 2006

Science and society (Full report, English text)
Ciencia y sociedad (documento completo, en castellano)
COSCE (Confederación de Sociedades Científicas de España), January 2006.

Percepción social de la ciencia y la tecnología en España (book in Spanish)
FECYT, 2006

Criterios para la elaboración del Plan Museológico (book in Spanish)
Ministerio de Cultura, 2006

Engaging Science: Thoughts, deeds, analysis and action
Edited by jon Turney, Wellcome Trust, 2006

Communicating European Research 2005
Proceedings of the Conference (Brussels, 14-15 November 2005)
M. Classens, 2005.

Proposals by the scientific community to boost science in Spain
COSCE (Confederación de Sociedades Científicas de España) , June 2005

Materiali per una biopolitica laica
Le scienze dell'uomo - i Quaderni , May 2005

Jornada sobre periodismo biomédico
V. de Semir and P. Morales
Fundació Dr. Esteve, 2005

Sience in radio boadcasting. The role of radio in science communication
M. Mazzonetto et al.
Polimetrica, 2005

At the human scale. International practices of science communication
Table of contents
Order form Science press. Beijing, 2005

Mujer y ciencia. La situación de las mujeres investigadoras en el sistema español de ciencia y tecnología (book in Spanish)
FECYT, 2005

Barcelona Ciutat del Coneixement: Economia del Coneixement, Tecnologies de la Informació i la Comunicació i Noves Estratègies Urbanes
Rafael Boix - Departament d'Economia Aplicada - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, December 2004


Scientific knowledge and cultural diversity
PCST, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference
Forum of cultures, Barcelona. June 3-6, 2004.

Science in society
M. Bucchi
Routledge, London 2004

Comprendre et appliquer Sun Tzu - La pensée stratégique chinoise: une sagesse en action
P. Fayard
Dunod, Paris 2004

Percepción social de la ciencia y la tecnología en España (book in Spanish)
FECYT, 2004

La comunicación pública de la ciencia
P. Fayard
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México 2004

Percepción social de la ciencia
F.J. Rubia et al.
Academia Europea de Ciencias y Artes, 2004

We Media
Shayne Bowman and Chris Willis - The Media Center at the American Press Institute, 2003
Nosotros, el medio

Ethics of Medical Communication
Fundación Víctor Grífols i Lucas, 2002
Ética de la Comunicación Médica

Comunicación y Divulgación de las Ciencias
Comunicar, 2002 

La ciencia y sus culturas
Revista internacional de ciencias sociales, Junio 2001

L'écrit de la science
Alliage, 1998

Worlds Apart
How the Distance Between Science and Journalism Threatens America's Future
Jiam Hartz & Rick Chappell - First Amandment Center, 1997

Medicina y medios de comunicación (book in Spanish)
Monografías Dr. Antonio Esteve, 1997

Sciences et Médias
Hermès - Número 21, 1997

Scientists and Medical Doctors in the Movies: A Bibliography of Books and Articles in the UC Berkeley Libraries
University of California, Berkeley.1996

Periodismo científico: un simposio internacional (texts in English, French and Spanish)
Monografías Dr. Antonio Esteve, 1990

Science on Television: The Narrative of Scientific Documentary
B. León

Ciutat del Coneixement
Barcelona Metrópolis Mediterránea

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