The event’s main message was the need to bring together science journalists, scientists and policy-makers, to propose different options for better science communication to citizens – the central aim of the European Science-Media Hub.
Dr Cary Funk, Director of Science and Society Research, PEW Research Center : “Media has changed a lot in the last decade. The existence of social media means there are more content providers out there and many citizens get news from the social media”
Mico Tatalovic, Chairman of the Association of British Science Writers : “There is a crisis in science journalism, caused by the media business models being undermined by the rise of the online world…Society will always need science journalists, don’t let us go extinct!”
Nicholas Woërl, Physicist at the Nano Energy Technology Center (NETZ), Center of Nanointegration (CENIDE) at the University of Duisburg-Essen : “We need real scientists as credible role models for science communication…The role of science communication is to make quality information discovered”