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USGS researchers must get approval from the Department of the Interior before speaking to the media.

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Getting the Word Out

By Karen Zusi | February 1, 2016

In a shifting media landscape with a growing public interest in science, some researchers are doing their own PR.

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Making a Case for Social Media

By Erin Weeks | September 11, 2013

Twitter can help scientists build networks, develop ideas, and spread their work, report says.

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Opinion: Tweeting to the Top

By Sara K. Yeo et al. | July 2, 2013

The lines between scholarly and traditional forms of popular communication are fading, and scientists need to take advantage.

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Gov’t Science and the Media

By Bob Grant | March 15, 2013

Federal research agencies, such as the NIH, EPA, and NSF, are improving communication between their scientists and journalists, but most can do better.

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Opinion: Scientists’ Intuitive Failures

By Matthew C. Nisbet and Dietram A. Scheufele | July 23, 2012

Much of what researchers believe about the public and effective communication is wrong.

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Gulf Oil Spill Failings

By Cristina Luiggi | April 24, 2012

A marine scientist ponders how academics could have handled the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill better.

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Canadian Scientists “Muzzled”

By Hannah Waters | February 21, 2012

Governmental red tape blocks scientists from discussing their research with journalists, according to an open letter.

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