Science Communication

May
12
Four Things Scientists Should Watch Out for During Media Interviews

Four Things Scientists Should Watch Out for During Media Interviews

This is part of a series on helping scientists effectively work with journalists. The first installment covers what scientists and
1 min read
May
11
Five Ways Scientists Can Conduct More Effective Interviews

Five Ways Scientists Can Conduct More Effective Interviews

This is part of a series on helping scientists effectively work with journalists. The first installment covers what scientists and
1 min read
May
10
What Scientists and Science Communicators Should Consider Before an Interview

What Scientists and Science Communicators Should Consider Before an Interview

This is the first of a four-part series I wrote on how scientists can effectively work with journalists. Subsequent installments
8 min read
Apr
21

Best Practices for Building Trust Between Scientists and Communications Staff

What you’re getting into: 1,200 words or about a six minute read. A video version of this lecture
5 min read
Apr
04
Constructively dealing with trolls in science communication

Constructively dealing with trolls in science communication

Update (4/6/16): This has quickly turned into the most popular post on the site; it’s been so
13 min read
Mar
26

Neil Tyson: Let a Biologist Borrow Your Twitter Keys for a Day

Neil deGrasse Tyson is pretty darn cool. He’s an incredible science communicator and one of just a few scientists
2 min read
Mar
14
Warming Up to Address Scientists’ Cold-But-Competent Stereotype

Warming Up to Address Scientists’ Cold-But-Competent Stereotype

Social psychologists Susan Fiske and Cydnee Dupree have identified a big problem scientists have when it comes to how the
5 min read
Feb
29

When it comes to news writing, do scientists “say” or “conclude”?

Adam Siegel, a security analyst, management consultant, and blogger, made an interesting point on Twitter in response to a Washington
1 min read
Feb
21

Science is a front in a lot of “wars,” even if there is no “war on science” itself

Scientific American recapped a recent conversation at a major scientific meeting about whether or not there is really a “war
3 min read
Jan
28
Good: Northeast Skeptics Drop Dawkins Amid Yet Another Social Media Flare Up

Good: Northeast Skeptics Drop Dawkins Amid Yet Another Social Media Flare Up

The Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism has dropped Richard Dawkins as its keynote speaker this year. That’s a
3 min read