The Pot-Stirrer: Teaching Evolution in the Southeast U.S.
Although evolution is overwhelmingly accepted by scientific communities, it remains a taboo and often misunderstood subject for much of the rural American So...
Beyond the 5 W’s: What should you ask before starting a story?
Print this poster, which has the six questions you should ask before starting a story.
Using Narrative to Tell Science Stories - The Open Notebook
Characters. Scenic action. Sensory detail. Intuitive structure. This collection focuses on how to use narrative techniques to tell science stories.
Gender Differences in Pitching: Results from the TON Pitching Habits Survey - The Open Notebook
The TON Pitching-Habits Survey probed gender differences in science journalists’ pitching habits and how such differences may pertain to gender disparities in the field. We found that men and women in many ways pitch similarly—but when men push back against a rejection, they’re more likely than women to do so by proposing an alternative angle. Our data also suggest that such persistance may yield different results for men and women.
Presentation: Toolkit for science communicators and trainers
The following set of slides is a self-explaining presentation open to science communicators and trainers.The first part of the presentation is dedicated to the 12 indicators of quality in science communication. They illustrate the elements that ensure clear and effective communication. The s
Presentation: Toolkit for science communication on social media
The following set of slides is a self-explaining presentation open to science communicators and trainers.The first part of the presentation focuses on the social media landscape of today, characterised by disintermediation, Infodemic and Polarisation. The second part consists of advice aimin
How to detect, resist and counter the flood of fake news
Misinformation about health is drowning out the facts and putting us at risk. Researchers are learning why bad information spreads and how to protect yourself.