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PCST Academy - Public Communication of Science and Technlology


Review of impartiality and accuracy of the BBC's coverage of science
BBC Trust, August 2011

The Importance of Energy Reporters
Cristine Russell, Columbia Journalism Review, April 2011

Media in Life
Avec l'explosion du numérique et la fragmentation des audiences, plus rien ne sera comme avant dans le monde français des médias. Media In Life permet d'explorer en profondeur les nouveaux comportements des individus en analysant la répartition des contacts Médias et Multimédias sur une journée.
Médiametrie, Mars 2011

Climate cynics lack media literacy
The public's distrust of climate science is due in large part to an overall misunderstanding of how the media works and where it gets and how it disseminates its information
Caren Cooper, Futurity.org, March 2011

Time for change in science journalism?
Competition with internet blogs could stir science journalists in traditional media to correct systemic faults in science reporting
John Rennie, The Guardian, January 2011

Cómo cambiaron las noticias de salud en 200 años
Agustina Sucri-La Prensa, Enero 2011

Science and the media: 8 - 14 January
Steve Corneliussen, Physics Today, January 2011
Steven T. Corneliussen, a media analyst for the American Institute of Physics, monitors three national newspapers, the weeklies Nature and Science, and occasionally other publications. His reports to AIP are collected each Friday for "Science and the Media." He has published op-eds in the Washington Post and other newspapers, has written for NASA's history program, and is a science writer at a particle-accelerator laboratory.

How TV Shapes Public Understanding of Science
Television Quarterly, Fall 2010

Science journalism here to stay
Declan Fahy, American University, October 2010

How to save science journalism
David Rowan - WIRED, September 2010

Science and the Media
This publication is part of the American Academy's project on The Media in Society. The project also produced two online publications-Media, Business,and The Future of News-that are available on the Academy's and the Economy website.
Donald Kennedy and Geneva Overholser,
American Academy o Arts and Sciences, 2010

Science Communication & Science Journalism
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

Understanding the Participatory News Consumer
How internet and cell phone users have turned news into a social experience. In the digital era, news has become omnipresent. Americans access it in multiple formats on multiple platforms on myriad devices. The days of loyalty to a particular news organization on a particular piece of technology in a particular form are gone. The overwhelming majority of Americans (92%) use multiple platforms to get news on a typical day, including national TV, local TV, the internet, local newspapers, radio, and national newspapers
Pew Internet Project, March 2010

Science in the media: Specialist science news journalism in the UK national media
A major new report into science and the media has drawn on research by Cardiff University which found that that in some respects specialist science news reporting in the UK is in relatively good health. However the research also warns about the serious threat to the quality and independence of science reporting posed by the wider crisis in journalism. The study 'Mapping the Field: Specialist science news journalism in the UK national media' was led by Dr Andy Williams of the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. It was based on a survey of UK science, health, and environment news journalists, and 52 in-depth interviews with specialist reporters and senior editors in the national news media. According to the research there has been an increase in the number of specialist science journalists in the UK national news media and there is a growing appetite for science news within newsrooms. On the other hand, the economic and institutional constraints under which science journalists now operate have led to extreme workload increases, less time to seek out stories, check facts, and do basic research, increasing reliance on PR material from a very limited pool of news sources, and a growing homogeneity in science coverage.
Andy Williams, School of Journalism - Cardiff University, 2010

Science and the Media: Securing the Future
Science Media Centre, London, January 2010

BBC Trust to Review Science Coverage

Columbia Journalism Review, January 2010

Expectativas de salud en la sociedad mediática global
Milagros Pérez Oliva, Fundación Medicina y Humanidades Médicas, Diciembre 2009

La salud a través de los medios
Enrique Perdiguero, Metode, Otoño 2009

The Sense of Crisis among Science Journalists
A survey conducted on the occasion of WCSJ 2009
Martin Bauer & Susan Howard - London School of Economics, November 2009

The Reconstruction of American Journalism
A 100-page report on the state of journalism in the United States, it describes changes in the news media industry (i.e. the 'happening' of the internet) and its ultimately detrimental effect on traditional media news outlets, of course newspapers especially.
Leonard Downie (The Washington Post) & Michael Schudson (Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism), October 2009

Science Reporting and Evidence-Based Journalism
David Brown - The American Scholar, September 2009

Science communication in a changing world
Stephanie Suhr - Ethics in Science and Environmental politics, September 2009

Media Hype Swine Flu Report
Curtis Brainard, Columbia Journalism Review, August 2009 

Unpopular Science
Chris Mooney & Sheril Kirshenbaum - The Nation, July 2009

Science Journalism in a Can
Are pre-packaged science stories better than none at all?
Columbia Journalism Review, July 2009

Special Science Journalism
To mark the 6th World Conference of Science Journalists from 30 June-2 July 2009 in London, Nature is shining a spotlight on the profession in changing times. Science journalism faces an uncertain future. But to what extent should scientists help - or care?
Nature, June 2009

Is news coverage of science focusing more on substance than before?
Gene Expression, May 2009

Scientists take a page from online journalists
Stephen Strauss-CBC News, April 2009

Finding ways to breathe new life into journalism
John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney - The Nation, April 2009

Roll the Dice
How one journalist gambled on the future of news
Charles M. Sennott - Columbia Journalism Review, March-April 2009

Out of Print: the Death and Life of American Newspaper
Eric Alterman - The New Yorker, March 2009

The Future of Health Care Journalism
A new report examining the state of health care journalism and a survey of the members of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) were released at a Washington, D.C., discussion about the future of health care journalism. The survey and report detail how the financial pressures on the media industry and the fierce competition to break news on new and expanding platforms on the Internet are affecting the quality of health reporting. The difficulties cited in the new findings have caused many in the industry to worry about the loss of in-depth, detailed reporting and the influence of public relations and advertising that could color news content. The turmoil in the news business is affecting all beats in journalism, not just health. Indeed, although AHCJ members report facing many difficulties in the current climate, they are more optimistic about the future of health journalism in particular than they are about journalism in general. 
Gary Schwitzer - University of Minnessotta, March 2009

The death of newspapers debate
(Recopilación de artículos)
Jan Rosen-New York University, March 2009

Nature's Artificial Divide
The best hope for science journalism is a marriage of new and old media
Curtis Brainard- Columbia Journalism Review, March 2009

Science Writers and Science Bloggers: Is It "War," or Is It "Marriage"?
Chris Mooney, March 2009

Getting the World Out
Scientists should have a more active role in encouraging meaningful reporting of science in the popular media. This is all the more crucial given that there are now fewer experienced science reporters and a greater demand for transparency.
Editorial - Nature Neuroscience, March 2009

Science journalism: Supplanting the old media?
Science journalism is in decline; science blogging is growing fast. But can the one replace the other?
Filling the void
As science journalism declines, scientists must rise up and reach out
Nature, March 2009

Newspapers make move to online only
Eric Pryne - Seattle Times, March 2009

Science Journalism's Hope and Despair
Curtis Brainard
 - Columbia Journalism Review, February 2009

What Have We Learned?
Climate journalists discuss lessons of the past at AMNH
Curtis Brainard - Columbia Journalism Review, February 2009

Journalists and Astronomers
Periodistas y Astrónomos
Guy Consolmagno, February 2009

Communicating Medical News - Pitfalls of Healtcare Journalism
Susan Dentzer - The New England Journal Of Medicine, January 2009

Overload! Journalism's battle for relevance in an 
age of too much information
Bree Nordenson - Columbia Journalism Review, December 2008

Press releases: If you use them, say so and LINK BACK!
Amy Gahran, November 2008

Science Reporting By Press Release
Cristine Russell - Columbia Journalism Review, November 2008

The Science Writer's Lament - The Missing Section in Your Daily Paper
Chris Mooney, October 2008

Is science reporting turning into fast food?
Michael Gross - Ethics in Science and Environement Politics, October 2008

Your Research in the Headlines: Dealing With the Media
Elisabeth Pain - Science Careers, September 2008

How Should Journalists Cover Basic Medical Research?
Wired Science, September 2008
Life Cycle of Translational Research for Medical Interventions
(pdf version)
Science, September 2008

Health journalists face translation challenge, researchers find
Majority of Health Journalists Lack Specialized Training, Nearly Half Not Familiar with Health Literacy
Source: University of Missouri-Columbia
EurekAlert press release 

Journalism groups warn newsrooms against unhealthy alliances with hospitals
Two important journalism organizations are urging local broadcast stations and newspapers to avoid arrangements with hospitals that improperly influence health coverage, saying unethical partnerships interfere with independent news coverage of health care.
Association of Health Care Journalists, August 2008
Unhealthy Alliances Between Hospitals and TV Stations
Columbia Journalism Review. August 2008

Is Google Making Us Stupid?
Nicholas Carr - The Atlantic, July/August 2008

The Changing Newsroom: What is Being Gained and What is Being Lost in America's Daily Newspapers?
Project for Excellence in Journalism, July 2008 Scientists Leave the Ivory Tower (Science publication: researchers overcome their reservations regarding the mass media)

Interactions with the Mass Media
Scientists see bright side of working with media
Das Verhältnis von Wissenschaft und Massenmedien und die politische Relevanz öffentlicher Kommunikation über Wissenschaft am Beispiel der Biomedizin
Supporting online material
Hans Peter Peters - Forschungszentrum Jülich, July 2008

Climate Change: Now What?
Cristine Russell -
Columbia Journalism Review, July/August 2008

Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change: Some key Web sites for journalists
Cristine Russell - Columbia Journalism Review, July/August 2008

The Science Storytellers: Science Journalism, changes underway
Research*EU, June 2008

Science on TV: environment as speculation and health as ordinary news
Marzia Mazzonetto & Gemma Revuelta, June 2008

La divulgació científica en els mitjans audiovisuals
Quaderns del Consell de l'Audiovisual de Catalunya (CAC), Enero-Junio 2008

Will Mainstream Media Morph Into Blog-Form For Good?
Jennifer A. Jones, May 2008

Bad Medical Journalism
Steven Novella, May 2008

False Hopes, Unwarranted Fears: The Trouble with Medical News Stories
The PLoS Medicine Editors, May 2008

How Do US Journalists Cover Treatments, Tests, Products and Procedures? An Evaluation of 500 Stories
Gary Schwitzer - PLoS Medicine, May 2008

Internet en España
Fundación BBVA, May 2008

Front pages in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal
The Project for Excellence in Journalism has released a study examining the front pages of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal from December 13th through March 13th 2008. The report found that both newspapers essentially buried environmental stories, as environmental news for both papers made up only 1 percent of the total front page. April 2008

Science friction
The Daily Telegraph looks set to lose its science correspondent amid growing fears about standards of science reporting in the press.
Iain Hollingshead - THE GUARDIAN, April 2008

Science journalism vs. consumerism
Tala Aman, April 2008

Out of print: The death and life of the american newspaper
Eric Alterman - The New Yorker, March 2008

Journalists forced to sensationalize science to attract readers
Celebrity ‘news’ vs. science writing
Alan Boyle, science editor for MSNBC.com, satirizes the online science journalists tabloid angles on their story in efforts to attract readers in the annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture in the University of Tennessee entitled "Britney Spears vs. Chimps with Spears: Talking about Science in a Tabloid Culture." The Hill lecture series was established in 1989 by Tom Hill, former publisher of “The Oak Ridger”, and his sister Mary Frances Hill Holton. The Hills wanted to honor their parents, Alfred and Julia Hill, who founded “The Oak Ridger in 1949”. March 2008

News withtout reporter

Steve Boriss - Washington University in St. Louis, March 2008

The State of the News Media 2008
The State of the News Media 2008 is the fifth edition of an annual report on the health and status of American journalism. The study is the work of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, a non political, non partisan research institute that is part of the Pew Research Center in Washington

The Future of Science Journalism
MIT, February 2008

Getting the public to pay attention to good science

John Timmer, February, 2008

The cold truth about climate change
Joseph J. Romm-Salon.com, February 2008

Science Journalism: past, present and futuristic
Curtis Brainard - Columbia Journalism Review, February 2008

Science in the brave new media world
John Timmer, February 2008

Baromètre de confiance des Français dans les médias
TNS Sofres-La Croix , January 2008

Ciencia y Tecnología (Divulgación Científica) en los medios audiovisuales 
Consejo Audiovisual de Andalucía, December 2007 

Biofuels: The research challenge
SciDev Dossier, December 2007

Breaking News, Not Transcribing It
Slate, November 2007

Is This the End of News?
Michael Wolff, October 2007

Scientists must learn to talk to the media 
Miichael Skapinker-FINANCIAL TIMES, October 2007

The role of science journalists in the developing world
Chris Mooney-Seed Magazine, July 2007

Science reporting's dark secret
A cosy embargo system is bad news for science coverage - and correspondents too
David Whitehouse - THE INDEPENDENT, July 2007

Scarborough Newspaper Audience Ratings Report 2007
Scarborough research, 2007

Premier Observatoire de la convergence Media: L'internaute passe les contenus médias au mixeur (French)
IPSOS, May 2007

Los medicamentos en los medios de comunicación (Spanish)
G. Casino, 2007

Can science blogs save science journalism?
Online Journalism Review, 2007

Readers vs. breeders
D. Boerseama, October 2007

A categorical imperative for science journalists
W.C. Goede, October 2007

Thirteen tips fro great media interviews
P. Thomas, October 2007

Why communicate science? - a Kiwi view
P. Callaghan, September 2007

Bulímia comunicativa o informació crítica? (paper in Catalan)
V. de Semir. Annals de Medicina, 2007

Creative Destruction: An Exploratory Look at News on the Internet
Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy - Harvard University, August 2007

Science and the Media Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
M. Nisbet, web column

Two Decades of American News Preferences
Pew Research Center, August 2007

Less interest in science
Elhuyar Fundazioa (Basque R&D&I website), July 2007

Press releases and the framing of science journalism
J. Timmer, June 2007

Effective media communication of disasters: Pressing problems and recommendations
W. Lowery et al., June 2007

The decline of news
N. Henry (San Francisco Chronicle), May 2007

5th World Conference on Science Journalists
V. Rarabici, April 2007

Nuclearism and the Legacy of U.S. Media Coverage of Hiroshima
Uday Mohan - Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, April, 2007

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

What journalists can do in the fight against TB
SciDevNet, March 2007

La confiance des Français dans les médias
TNS Sofres - La Croix, February 2007

Scienza e media, l'opinione del New York Times (Italian)
Workshop held by Fondazione Carlo Erba (Milan), February 2007

Le moral et le jugement des journalistes sur leur métier et leur profession
Baromètre CSA - Les Assises du Journalisme, February 2007

The State of the news media 2007
Project for Excellence in Journalism, 2007

La presse au défi du numérique (rapport au ministre de la culture et de la communication)
Annexe I: Quelques statistiques sur la presse et le numerique en France et dans le monde
Annexe II: L'utilisation d'internet par la presse française
M. Tessier, February 2007

How journalism can hide the truth about science
¿Cómo el periodismo oculta la verdad sobre la ciencia?
Elmien Wolvaardt-SciDevNet, January 2007

Reporting on science. Practical guidance
SciDevNet, January 2007

Science in the Public Eye
Jurgen Klaube - Max Planck Research, 2006

Reporting controversies in science
T. Radford, December 2006

Explaining controversial issues to the media and the public
B. Ward, December 2006.

Guidelines for scientists on communicating with the media
SIRC - ACSoR, November 2006.

Journalism, Value Creation and the Future of News Organizations
Robert G. Picard - Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Spring 2006 

The Internet as a resource for news and information about Science
Pew Internet & American Life Project, November 2006.

The future of the Internet II
PEW Internet & American Life Project, September 2006.

La salud en el supermercado de la información (Spanish)
Vladimir de Semir & Gemma Revuelta - Humanitas, June 2006.

La ciencia y la tecnología en los diarios argentinos (Spanish)
Secretaría de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva. May 2006.

El Dr. Hwang y el clon que nunca existió (Spanish)
V. de Semir and G. Revuelta, April 2006.

Análisis de los contenidos de los informativos de las cadenas de TV españolas (Spanish)
Consumer, April 2006.

Salud y medios de comunicación en España (Spanish)
G. Revuelta, March 2006.

The trouble with medical journals
R. Smith, March 2006.

What we can do about Science Journals
J. Baez, January 2006.

Science and society (3). Science and society: the role of the media
Ciencia y sociedad (3). Ciencia y sociedad: el papel de los medios de comunicación
COSCE (Conferación de Sociedades Científicas de España), January 2006.

Science and society (4). Science on TV, in publications, and on the internet
Ciencia y sociedad (4). La ciencia en la TV, la actividad editorial e internet
COSCE (Conferación de Sociedades Científicas de España), January 2006.

Science in the web age: joint efforts
D. Butler, December 2005.

Science dialogues
RTD info (special issue), November 2005

Information About Science And Technology
Ipsos MORI, November 2005

Presència i tractament del contingut sobre salut en la programació de la ràdio generalista (Catalan)
M. Gutiérrez and A. Huertas, November 2005.

Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity
L. Lessig, Reviewed by B. Trench, Summer 2005.

Undoing Darwin
C. Mooney and M.C. Nisbet, October 2005.

Science in radio broadcasting (final report)
SCRIRAB, March 2005.

The future of the Internet (2005)
PEW Internet & American Life Project, January 2005.

Una guía electrónica de comunicación de la ciencia
SciDevNet, January 2005

The Daily Planet: Why the Media Stumble Over the Environment
A.C. Revkin, 2005

Blinded by Science. How "balanced" coverage lets the scientific fringe hijack reality
C. Mooney, December 2004

La ciencia en el supermercado de la información
Vladimir de Semir, 2004

A representação da ciência no jornal televisivo brasileiro: Ações sociais da divulgação científica (paper in Portuguese)
J. Minelli, May 2004.

Do the print media "hype" genetic research? A comparison of newspaper stories and peer-reviewed research papers
T.M. Bubela and T.A. Caulfield, April 2004.

Les émissions scientifiques
Conseil Supérior de l'Audiovisuel (France). February, 2004.

The science update in Brazilian television news: Social actions of a cultural product
J. Minelli, 2004.

Los suplementos especializados como guetos de noticias en la prensa generalista: el caso de los científicos y sanitarios
Carlos Elías-ÁMBITOS, 2003

La investigación universitaria en periodismo científico
Carolina Moreno-ÁMBITOS, 2003

What is newsworthy? Longitudinal study on the reporting of medical research in two British newspapers
C. Barlett et al., July 2002

Press Releases Translating Research into News
S. Woloshin and L.M. Schwartz, June 2002

Press releases on trial
A. Vass and C. McKenna, June 2002

Science & Media: the promotion of RTD culture and public understanding of Science
V. de Semir, May 2002

La divulgación científica en la programación de las televisiones generalistas
Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Lozano-Comunicar, 2002

The socio-epistemic constitution of science and technology in the Greek press: an analysis of its presentation
C. Dimopoulos and V. Koulaidis, 2002
Science and technology education for citizenship: the potential role of the press
K. Dimopoulos and V. Koulaidis, 2002
Guidelines on science and health communication
SIRC, November 2001.

Sensationalism in the media: when scientists and journalists may be complicit collaborators
D.F. Ransohoff and R.M. Ransohoff, August 2001

Science et télévision; état des lieux
Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel, April 2001
Scientific journalism: problems and perspectives
V. de Semir, 2000

Mass communication and public understanding of environmental problems: the case of global warming
K.R. Stamm et al., 2000

Declaration of the Second World Conference of Science Journalists
Wellcome Trust & Office of Science and Communication, July 1999

La dérive du journalisme
V. de Semir - Alliage, 1998 
Press Releases of Science Journal Articles and Subsequent Newspaper Stories on the Same Topic
V. de Semir et al., July 1998

Scientific and Medical News on the Internet
W. Loughner, Fall 1997

From news wire to news weekly: 75 years of Science Service
Anna Maria Gillis, March, 1997

What is newsworthy?
V. de Semir, April 1996

Reporting research in medical journals and newspapers
V. Entwistle, April 1995

Rapport du COMETS sur la communication scientifique
COMETS, January 1995

A new voice for science:Science Service 1921-1929
David J. Rhees, Chapel Hill - 1979
(David Rhees is Executive Director of the Bakken Library and Museum in Minneapolis.
His Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania (1987) continued his work on Edwin E. Slosson and the popularization of science: "The Chemist's Crusade: The Rise of a Modern Industrial Science, 1907-1922."
His current research focuses on the history of the medical device industry.   [email protected] )

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