Monthly Archives: December 2015

A request for a clear definition of science journalism

In The Guardian, Brooke Borel writes passionately about why science journalism must be about writing critically about the scientific enterprise, and laments cases in which people have obfuscated their roles ‘in the interest of science’. A few quotes:

“There is a continued misunderstanding of what science journalism is, and how it differs from other forms of science communication.”

Our media ecosystem blurs these distinctions even more, with bylines of both journalists and advocates appearing at the same media outlets.

Link: Brooke’s full piece