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Report on the Working Practices, Motivations and Challenges of those Engaged in Science Communication

Ridgway, Andy; Milani, Elena; Weitkamp, Emma; Wilkinson, Clare

Authors

Andy Ridgway Andy.Ridgway@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Science Communication

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Elena Milani Elena.Milani@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Lecturer - HAS Applied Sciences - UDAS0001

Emma Weitkamp Emma.Weitkamp@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Science Communication

Clare Wilkinson Clare.Wilkinson@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Science Communication



Abstract

The working practices of those engaged in the communication of science to non-expert audiences has important implications for the relationship between science and society. The research presented here explores these working practices and the motivations that underpin them across a wide range of science communicators in Europe. As such, it provides an insight into the nature of contemporary science communication and those who are involved with it.

Citation

Ridgway, A., Milani, E., Weitkamp, E., & Wilkinson, C. (in press). Report on the Working Practices, Motivations and Challenges of those Engaged in Science Communication. European Commission repository and Zenodo: European Commission

Report Type Research Report
Acceptance Date Jun 10, 2020
Deposit Date Jun 11, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jun 12, 2020
Keywords science communication, press officer, journalist, journalism, digital communication, working practices, motivations
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6017685
Additional Information This report is Deliverable D1.2 of the European Commission-funded project RETHINK.

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