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Investigating the Links Between Science Communication Actors and Between Actors and their Audiences (2020)
Report
Ridgway, A., Milani, E., Weitkamp, E., & Wilkinson, C. (in press). Investigating the Links Between Science Communication Actors and Between Actors and their Audiences. European Commission repository and Zenodo: European Commission

The audiences reached by those engaged in science communication and the nature of the connections with those audiences is of central importance to the science-society relationship. It determines who is reading, listening and watching information abou... Read More about Investigating the Links Between Science Communication Actors and Between Actors and their Audiences.

Report on the Working Practices, Motivations and Challenges of those Engaged in Science Communication (2020)
Report
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

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 motivatio... Read More about Report on the Working Practices, Motivations and Challenges of those Engaged in Science Communication.

Using debate to educate young people in schools about antibiotic use and resistance: A before and after evaluation using a questionnaire survey (2019)
Journal Article
Berry, M., McNulty, C., Ridgway, A., Young, L., & Verlander, N. (2019). Using debate to educate young people in schools about antibiotic use and resistance: A before and after evaluation using a questionnaire survey. Journal of Infection Prevention, 20(6), 281-288. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757177419862039

Introduction: The use of debating as an educational tool is increasing in popularity. Students who take part in debates can develop a range of skills such as confidence and communication as well as gaining a greater understanding of the topic discuss... Read More about Using debate to educate young people in schools about antibiotic use and resistance: A before and after evaluation using a questionnaire survey.

Science journalism by a journalist for journalists (2018)
Journal Article
Ridgway, A. (2018). Science journalism by a journalist for journalists. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 17(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.17010701

This book is a beginners’ guide to science journalism, explaining the 21st century journalistic process, from generating story ideas to creating multimedia content when the story’s written, taking in research and writing structures along the way. Whi... Read More about Science journalism by a journalist for journalists.

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

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 u... Read More about How training can fix the existential crisis in science journalism.


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