The second North Carolina Science Blogging Conference will take place Saturday, 19 of January.
From Online Journalism Review: Can science blogs save science journalism?
A recent article from EMBO Reports: Science communication media for scientists and the public
An interesting piece in Scientific curiosity: Scientific Communications in Web 2.0 Context
From American Scientist: Open Access and the Progress of Science.
From web to paper – The Open Laboratory: The Best Writing on Science Blogs. Here is how it all started
Evaluating science communication projects
Evaluation can be the most dreaded part of a science communication project. The trick, explains Marina Joubert, is to recognise performance, develop skills and confidence, and enhance future efforts.
How journalism can hide the truth about science
The process of science is far less linear than the media’s image of a neat series of breakthroughs suggests. Elmien Wolvaardt describes how simplistic reporting can distort.
A new web portal, Science Worlds: to encourage 16-19 year olds to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.
There’s a new blog on science communication called Avventure Planetarie. It’s written in Italian.
PLoS ONE is born:
PLoS ONE features reports of primary research from all disciplines within science and medicine. By not excluding papers on the basis of subject area, PLoS ONE facilitates the discovery of the connections between papers whether within or between disciplines.
Each submission will be assessed by a member of the PLoS ONE Editorial Board before publication. This pre-publication peer review will concentrate on technical rather than subjective concerns and may involve discussion with other members of the Editorial Board and/or the solicitation of formal reports from independent referees. If published, papers will be made available for community-based open peer review involving online annotation, discussion, and rating.
[via Public Rambling]
Inkling Magazine is born:
Inkling is an often updated magazine on the web dedicated to science as we see it. Founded in late 2006, we cover the science that pervades our life, makes us laugh, and helps us choose our breakfast foods. We aim to capture a larger proportion of female readers, but, of course, everyone is always welcome.
Discovery magazine presents the “25 Greatest Science Books of All-Time” on its December issue, “the essential reading list for anyone interested in science”. But you are envited to cast cast your vote until December 15 on the “Poll: What’s the Greatest Science Book of All-Time?”.
A news report from Pew Internet & American Life Project Pew Internet: The Internet and Science says that “87% of online users have at one time used the internet to carry out research on a scientific topic or concept and 40 million adults use the internet as their primary source of news and information about science.”
Christopher Smith from the University of Cambridge has been awarded the Science Communication award.
The students of the Center for Science and Medical Journalism at the Boston University College of Communication have a new magazine out. It’s called SciTini: Science with a Twist and it’s worth a look.
[disclaimer: I am an alumni of the program...]
Have you heard about the North Carolina Science Blogging Conference, taking place on Saturday, January 20, 2007?
Sequestered Science: The Consequences of Undisclosed Knowledge is the theme for the latest issue of Law and Contemporary Problems.
From Nonoscience: Science Communication and the Role of Science Blogs.
The Association of British Science Writers has now an unofficial blog.
From the August issue of New Media and Society: Web-science communication in the age of globalization.