This is part one of two in a short series on the changing science media landscape and what it means for scientists. You can read more on this topic in “Escape from the Ivory Tower,” Chapter 5: What the Changing World of the Media Means for You.
Lately, we’ve heard a lot about why scientists find it challenging to connect their science to broader dialogues. But influences external to academic culture may be contributing in equal measure to this frustration. Sweeping changes in the field of science journalism – the medium through which science has traditionally been shared with the broader public – are affecting the way scientists engage. And change has been hard for both scientists and journalists. [Read more…]