Outline of session
- — Ed Yong (@edyong209)Thu, Jan 19 2012 18:37:27
- — Maggie Koerth-Baker (@maggiekb1)Thu, Jan 19 2012 19:14:43I don't think most journalists realize what a huge conflict there is btwn scientists over public communication. #scio12
- — Lisa Grossman (@astrolisa)Thu, Jan 19 2012 19:12:15Concrete downside for scis talking to journos: Getting branded as the dept's "media tart." Wow. I didn't know that happened. #scio12
- — Karen James (@kejames)Thu, Jan 19 2012 19:15:17
- — Karen James (@kejames)Thu, Jan 19 2012 18:58:02
- — Maggie Koerth-Baker (@maggiekb1)Thu, Jan 19 2012 18:50:19Press releases really helpful for finding the right keywords for research, learning about the existence of studies. Not much else. #scio12
- — Maggie Koerth-Baker (@maggiekb1)Thu, Jan 19 2012 18:49:45Me on press releases: I treat them as deep background. Like Wikipedia. Can be useful. But should only be your jumping off point. #scio12
- — Maggie Koerth-Baker (@maggiekb1)Thu, Jan 19 2012 19:01:37Journalists: The red flags that make scientists not want to talk to you ... 1) if they can tell you havn't even read press release #scio12
Reading the paper
- — Ed Yong (@edyong209)Thu, Jan 19 2012 18:49:56At #scio12, some journos seem to deem it acceptable to report on a story without reading the paper first. In response: are you kidding me?
- — David Shiffman (@WhySharksMatter)Thu, Jan 19 2012 18:40:34#Scio12 Journalist in the room says "not in 1,000 years" will a journalist READ the scientific paper they're reporting on. Yikes.
Why Scientists Hate & Fear the Media #scio12 session
This purpose of this session, moderated by two scientists with a lot of media experience, was to try to help journalists develop good relationships with scientists.
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