Communication

The panelists Brian Schmidt, María Miserendino, Antje Boetius, Sophie Gutenthaler, Venki Ramakrishnan & moderator Adam Smith discuss public trust in Science, trust in Chemistry during the 71 st Lindau Nobel laureate meeting in Germany in May.

Between truth and trust – young and established scientists discuss public trust in research

The pandemic has changed a lot in our society, including the perception of science by the general public, politicians and governments. The general media has increasingly covered science news during the rise of the health crisis. Shortly after the start of the coronavirus outbreak, public confidence in scientists increased according to a May 2020 survey. ...

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Interview with Dr. Ed Pertwee: vaccine hesitancy and lessons learnt

Rumors, conspiracy theories and misinformation during a health crisis: "The problem seems to be informational reliance on social media, not social media usage per se," says expert Dr. Ed Pertwee. With possible new Covid-19 waves in the back of our mind and in order to save lives, understanding communication during a health emergency is critically ...

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Why hype in press releases is ineffective – and how to fix it?

Press releases sometimes exaggerate scientific findings and omit study limitations. Scientists are investigating why, and testing ways to make them more accurate.

ESMH Summer School 2022 Report

Reporting on climate change, a complex task: challenges and solutions

During the three days of the ESMH Summer School "Journalism and climate change: how to tell complex stories", journalists from different countries had a chance to learn about climate change reporting, its complexity and its main issues, but - above all - about possible solutions.   It all started with ... a chameleon, as Tim ...

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‘Predatory’ publications put pressure on the integrity of scientific literature

Over two million scientific papers are published every year worldwide. Faced with the pressure to 'publish or perish', researchers can be tempted by journals that charge low publication fees and publish articles of dubious quality. The scale of these 'predatory publication practices' and 'predatory publication journals' is global and can have far-reaching consequences, as such ...

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‘Science for Ukraine’ – How European scholars help their Ukrainian colleagues

Just a few days after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, European researchers and students are showing unprecedented solidarity towards Ukrainian academics and students. Under the hashtag #scienceforukraine, scientists, research organisations and laboratories voluntarily offer office space, short-term paid positions or accommodation.

Lara Clements interview: How has Covid-19 affected people’s trust in science?

Exclusive interview: Lara Clements on the latest Wellcome Global Monitor report, the world's largest study into how people think and feel about science.

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Moving climate up the news agenda: Interview with Meera Selva, co-founder of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network

Interview with Meera Selva, deputy director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and director of the institute’s Journalist Fellowship Programmes at the University of Oxford, UK. In October, the Reuters Institute launched the Oxford Climate Journalism Network (OCJN), which Selva co-founded with visiting fellow Wolfgang Blau, who was previously global chief operating ...