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How training can fix the existential crisis in science journalism

Ridgway, A I

Authors

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



Abstract

Science Journalism has been through a huge transition period in the past two decades as digital outlets compete with print media — and that transition is continuing. It’s left many science journalists unsure of their place in this new ecosystem and unsure of how best to use the new tools
they have been presented with, such as social media. Now is an important time for training in this sector to ensure that journalists — and the publications they work for — can find their place again. There is also a real need for training for new writers — to bridge the gap between their degree and their first job as a journalist.

Citation

Ridgway, A. I. (2016). How training can fix the existential crisis in science journalism

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 18, 2016
Publication Date Jun 22, 2016
Journal Journal of Science Communication
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Issue 4
Keywords professionalism, professional development and training in science communication, science and media, science writing
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/910770
Publisher URL https://jcom.sissa.it/archive/15/04/JCOM_1504_2016_C01/JCOM_1504_2016_C02
Related Public URLs http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/research/sciencecommunicationunit/scumembers/academicstaff/andyridgway.aspx

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