Science and media

22/08/2018

The first Japan Scicom Forum in Tokyo on April 20, 2018 gathered 120 attendees to discuss the growing need for English-language science communication in Japan and Asia. The gathering also focused on fostering a new network of science communicators, to help professionalize and legitimize the field.

06/08/2018

This paper provides a comparison of the more common research process involving public research funding with science crowdfunding. Authors suggest that science crowdfunding can be successfully used to generate “crowd-supported science” by means of this Crowd Community.

09/07/2018

Authors examine the NY Times media coverage of synthetic biology, suggesting that the ambiguity in the way the topic is presented creates conditions in which there becomes no reason for the public at large to become involved.

02/07/2018

The measurement and analysis of people’s knowledge on scientific topics, such as climate change, is challenging for researchers. This paper highlights the necessity to incorporate theoretical concepts such as confidence or certainty in conjunction with the measurement of knowledge in survey studies.

20/06/2018

Science documentaries can influence individuals’ intention to engage in information-related behaviors. This study investigates how the use of different source types and communication settings within the same manipulated clip of a well-known documentary can impact viewers intentions to engage in exchanging information.

15/05/2018

The journalistic coverage of biologically active compounds presented as promising drugs in Brazil – although only two of them completed the evaluation tests and got approved for commercialization – provides insights and strategies to build a more analytical view on drug research and development.

 

23/04/2018

How are media and political discourses about environmental pollution framed in Australia, China and Japan? By making use of novel and traditional means of analysis, authors of the book provide interesting insights relevant to those researching and practicing science communication of environmental issues.

17/04/2018

“What are the criteria of successful digital infrastructures? Which potential for changing workflows or scholarly interaction and collaboration patterns do we ascribe to digital infrastructures?” JCOM new set of commentaries focuses on changing internal communication tools for scientific communities.

04/04/2018

A brand-new JCOM for Latin America and a brand-new look for JCOM. April 2018 marks a milestone in the history of JCOM. Innovation and stronger community engagement, always open access.

20/03/2018

“A guidebook for spotting and debunking unscientific ideas in the political sphere”. Kizer (Ball State Univ.) considers D. Levitan’s book “a timely antidote for debunking anti-scientific rhetoric”.

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