Sharing the Values of Journalism with Science Communicators
Increasingly, the public is getting its science news and perspective directly from the source: scientists and engineers.
This Kavli Symposium explored the benefits—and challenges—of scientists and engineers bypassing traditional media outlets to tell their stories, thus becoming unfiltered sources of news and perspective. In particular, it focused on how the values of journalism—values that build trust between the media and the public—can be more fully shared with the growing body of scientist-communicators who are reaching their audiences directly, often through blogs and social media.
ABSW chairman, Mico Tatalovic, was invited to participate in the symposium. Here’s the final report.