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30. April 2021 von

Im Profil: Nadia Dmitrieva

Nadia Dmitrieva is a Russian geologist who became a journalist and is now working as a Press Information Officer at a Physics Institute in Novosibirsk. In her job profile she gives insights on how she got into science communication and which obstacles she has to deal with in communication.
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23. Februar 2021 von

Im Profil: Siobhan Roberts

The Canadian author and science journalist Siobhan Roberts found her way into communication through math. In her job profile she explains the challenges she had to overcome and notes, that it is a compelling goal for science journalists, science communicators and scientists alike to cultivate trustworthiness.
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3. Februar 2021 von

„More needs to be done“

How does the corona pandemic affect trust in science in European countries? A paper gives insights into recent surveys from Sweden, Germany, Ireland and Italy. Co-author Cissi Askwall speaks about the numbers, the debate in Sweden, and why the paper advocates for a more dialogue-oriented science communication.
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4. Dezember 2020 von

“Inoculating people against being manipulated will be crucial”

What are the main approaches to win the fight against misinformation? And how do the fact-checking methods applied by social media platforms affect the actual spread of conspiracy myths? Stephan Lewandowsky, professor of cognitive science at the University of Bristol, gives an insight into current research on trust in science and why it is essential […]
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10. Juni 2020 von

Covid-19 media coverage: An international perspective

How did journalists around the world react to the pandemic? Cristina González Ros asked media, communication and social scientists from Italy, Spain and the United States how they perceived the media coverage in their home countries, about the challenges that journalism is facing, and the role of social media.
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9. Juni 2020 von

“The claim ‘listen to the science’ could backfire”

Has public trust in scientists, polititians and other professional groups changed during the pandemic? And are these trends internationally consistent? Gustav Bohlin, researcher at Vetenskap & Allmänhet, gives an insight into new studies on citizens’ perception in Sweden — a country that took a very different approach to contain the virus.
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22. November 2019 von Gastbeitrag

Science Barometer 2019: The Bigger Picture

The latest round of the Science Barometer allays concerns about the decline of scientists’ authority in German society. This is in line with the findings from most of the surveys assessing public opinions about science worldwide, says social psychologist Martin W. Bauer.
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Broschüre des Wissenschaftsbarometers 2019

1. November 2019 von

Overcoming the language barrier

How can the debate around climate science become more inclusive? For Climanosco, the answer lies in the language. That’s why the organisation publishes papers that have been reviewed by teams of scientists and laypeople. Founder Michel Bourqui explains the concept and the vision behind it. 
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9. Oktober 2019 von

“We had a variety of posts ready to be shared”

Are trees the best weapon against climate change? This question was widely debated after a study by the Crowther Lab at ETH Zürich was published. Managing Director Thomas Elliott reflects in this interview on the practice of science communication, the preparations for the study and the public’s reactions.
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17. Juli 2019 von

Making Sense of Science for Policy

Social challenges aren’t easy to tackle. In this regard Science Advice for Policy is very important. In its most recent Evidence Review Report ‘Making sense of science for policy’ SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) looks at the empirical evidence and academic material on the relationship between science and policy.
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15. Oktober 2018 von

Cell Block Science – Bringing Science into prisons

The project Cell Block Science brings science learning and education into prisons. We spoke to project leader Mhairi Stewart head of public engagement with research at the University of St Andrews and James King from the Scottish Prison Service about the aims of the project.
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29. Juni 2018 von

Silbersalz Festival – SciComm with film, games and art

Silbersalz is the first international science film festival in Halle/Saale. It aims to provide the general public with access to scientific topics and the programme contains not only film, but also a youth track, a conference for scientists and media professionals as well as art events. We had a conversation with Tom Millen, curator of […]
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Foto: Wiebke Hahn, WiD

2. März 2018 von

„Great science only happens when you cross boundaries“

With a simple toolkit organizations and individual researchers can join the campaign #TogetherScienceCan. The aim is to make international collaboration in science visible. Why is this important? A conversation with Ed Whiting from campaign initiator Wellcome Trust.
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Grafik: Together Science Can

13. November 2017 von

Communicating science
using the Arts

Poetry and Science are two completely different worlds? Not if you ask Dr Sam Illingworth, Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University, who believes in Arts as a great tool to communicate science. A conversation.
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