Tag Archives: Scientific knowledge

Seminar hosts debates on the relationship between scientists and journalists

By Karina Toledo

Agência FAPESP – Reports on scientific work in the media are becoming increasingly important in the academic world, and the relationship between journalists and researchers seems to be improving. But it’s important to remember that eminent scientists are not authorities on all subjects.

This warning was given by biologist Thomas Lewinsohn, a professor at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), during his participation at the “Science and Media” seminar held by FAPESP on April 16…. Read More

Source and Photo: FAPESP, May 9th, 2012
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More value given to scientific reporting

By Fábio de Castro

Agência FAPESP – A Science Editor for the Financial Times for two decades, British journalist Clive Cookson believes that science is becoming more accessible to and valued by the public as a result of an increased focus on detailed, accurate journalistic coverage.

Cookson says that this transformation is due in part to new technologies that have made journalists’ work easier in recent years. But the main reason that science news has been improving, he observes, is that scientists are beginning to change their attitudes as they realize the importance of communicating their findings…. Read More.

Source and Photo: FAPESP, May 9th, 2012
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