[open-science] Who writes on open science in mainstream press?
Paola Di Maio
paola.dimaio at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 20:52:59 BST 2011
Agreed, and even less in the rest of Europe
As a former London based foreign correspondent for Science and Technology
(1995-2000) I must say that, in my experience, the lack of coverage is
'political', and not due to the lack of journalists willing, or able to
produce coverage. Au contraire, the classical excuse for lack of coverage
'we do not have room in the next issue' does not apply to online versions,
yet coverage of critical issues, including science, remains limited.
As as researcher, today I can ask the question 'why' do we have a limited
number of journalists reporting on science?
Hypotheses welcome :-)
On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 8:43 PM, <cameron.neylon at stfc.ac.uk> wrote:
> David Dobbs (Atlantic, Wired &c) is both generally sympathetic and wrote a
> nice general piece on Open Science a while back (focussing on Jon Eisen). I
> think there is much more general coverage in the US than in the UK. I would
> guess we have a relatively limited number of science journalists working
> professionally in the UK and open science would be a small part of what they
> are trying to cover.
> On 22 Sep 2011, at 16:28, Dorothea Salo wrote:
> > John Timmer at Ars Technica has been known to pen the occasional
> > open-science article. Ars Technica is aimed at IT professionals and
> > gamers, but its science section is quite good -- and as for its press
> > cred, it's owned by Conde Nast.
> > Dorothea
> > On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 8:52 AM, Nick Barnes <nb at climatecode.org> wrote:
> >> I had a meeting with Olive Heffernan, editor of Nature Climate Change.
> >> Among other things we discussed open science issues. She asked a
> >> question for which I had no good answer: are there science journalists
> >> in the mainstream media who are covering open science? The best
> >> answer I had was Charles Arthur (whose name escaped me in a senior
> >> moment). I know Glyn Moody (who might be on this list too, hi Glyn),
> >> but Glyn's writing really focuses on technology and software rather
> >> than science. So who else? Anyone at the big papers? At the BBC?
> >> --
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