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Improving Health Care Journalism

Holger Wormer

in Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016032
eISBN:
9780262298957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016032.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

To improve health care journalism, criteria and assessment strategies are needed. This has proven difficult due to the various definitions of quality used by science and journalism. Recommendations ... More


The End of Science, the Central Dogma of Science Studies, Monsieur Jourdain, and Uncle Vanya The End of Science, the Central Dogma of Science Studies, Monsieur Jourdain, and Uncle Vanya Norman Levitt

Norman Levitt

in A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195117257
eISBN:
9780199785995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195117255.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

John Horgan’s well-known book, The End of Science, maintains that much of science has reached a stage where it can only generate “ironic” ideas, so called because there is little hope that they can ... More


How the Industrial Scientist Got His Groove: Entrepreneurial Journalism and the Fashioning of Technoscientific Innovators

Matthew Wisnioski

in Groovy Science: Knowledge, Innovation, and American Counterculture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226372884
eISBN:
9780226373072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226373072.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Where did the ideal of the “hip” technoscientific innovator originate? What social, cultural, and organizational transformations made it possible? What does the study of its emergence reveal about ... More


The Backstage: Science News in the Making

Shiju Sam Varughese

in Contested Knowledge: Science, Media, and Democracy in Kerala

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199469123
eISBN:
9780199087433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469123.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Focusing on the production of science news, the chapter explores the structural characteristics of the scientific public sphere and the professional alliances and interactions at the backstage. The ... More


Argumentation at Fermilab: Putting the Habermasian Model to Work

William Rehg

in Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182713
eISBN:
9780262255318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182713.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes a case of argument construction in high-energy physics—the writing of a scientific paper announcing the evidence for the existence of the top quark by the Collider Detector at ... More


Reconstruction

James Hinton

in The Mass Observers: A History, 1937-1949

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671045
eISBN:
9780191750656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671045.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Mass-Observation's work on attitudes to reconstruction planning during 1941-42. At odds with most progressive opinion, Harrisson was sceptical about the value of reconstruction ... More


Understand Journalists

Dennis Meredith

in Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Network

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571316
eISBN:
9780197571347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571316.003.0022
Subject:
Chemistry, Study and Communication Skills in Chemistry

Journalists and scientists share such traits as curiosity and a search for the truth, but they also differ. While a scientist is not concerned with the impact their research has, journalists do and ... More


Agnes Mary Clerke (1842–1907)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros

in The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198844419
eISBN:
9780191879951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844419.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter is about the Irish scientific writer Agnes Clerke and her work for the popularization of science and astronomy.


Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville (1780–1872)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros

in The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198844419
eISBN:
9780191879951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844419.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter is about the Scottish scientific writer Mary Somerville: her life and her relationships with the main scientists of the time.


Mary Proctor (1862–1957)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros

in The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198844419
eISBN:
9780191879951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844419.003.0021
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes the figure of Mary Proctor, American popularizer of astronomy, and her work to make science understandable.


Make the Interview Work for You

Dennis Meredith

in Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Network

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571316
eISBN:
9780197571347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571316.003.0025
Subject:
Chemistry, Study and Communication Skills in Chemistry

In conducting the interview, researchers should decide who will participate; while journalists generally do not like having a public information officer (PIO) sit in, institutional policy might ... More


Prepare for Media Interviews

Dennis Meredith

in Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Network

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571316
eISBN:
9780197571347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571316.003.0024
Subject:
Chemistry, Study and Communication Skills in Chemistry

Preparing for a media interview requires understanding the interviewee’s rights, deciding who should be interviewed, and understanding the level of understanding of the interviewer. It also involves ... More


Protect Yourself from Communication Traps

Dennis Meredith

in Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Network

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571316
eISBN:
9780197571347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571316.003.0026
Subject:
Chemistry, Study and Communication Skills in Chemistry

For all the benefits of communicating research, there are also pitfalls. A researcher might be misquoted or accused of hogging the credit or hiding corporate ties. They might also find themselves ... More


Meet Journalists’ Needs

Dennis Meredith

in Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Network

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571316
eISBN:
9780197571347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571316.003.0023
Subject:
Chemistry, Study and Communication Skills in Chemistry

This chapter describes the steps researchers can take to lay the groundwork for positive, long-term relationships with journalists. To work productively with journalists, researchers should be ... More


Manage Media Relations at Scientific Meetings

Dennis Meredith

in Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Network

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571316
eISBN:
9780197571347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571316.003.0027
Subject:
Chemistry, Study and Communication Skills in Chemistry

This chapter will help you effectively communicate your meeting’s news to the media. To successfully manage media relations at a scientific meeting, a researcher should first visit press rooms at ... More


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