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Making the Most of Media Interviews
As the pandemic has underscored the importance—and benefits—of communicating science to the general public, it’s also highlighted the challenges that researchers can face in speaking with journalists.
Making the Most of Media Interviews
Making the Most of Media Interviews

As the pandemic has underscored the importance—and benefits—of communicating science to the general public, it’s also highlighted the challenges that researchers can face in speaking with journalists.

As the pandemic has underscored the importance—and benefits—of communicating science to the general public, it’s also highlighted the challenges that researchers can face in speaking with journalists.

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Photographs of the December 2021 issue's contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2021
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2021 issue of The Scientist.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Going Viral for the Wrong Reasons
Bob Grant | Jan 30, 2020
What is a publication to do when readers misuse its content?
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Hindsight
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2018
Looking back at a year filled with discoveries and challenges.
No Enemy
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2018
Science journalists are essential to advancing the quality of the research enterprise.
TS Picks: April 3, 2017
Bob Grant | Apr 3, 2017
USDA posting few animal inspections; HHS secretary proposes cutting indirect research expenses; science journalism vs. fake news
Credit for CRISPR: A Conversation with George Church
Bob Grant | Dec 29, 2015
The media frenzy over the gene-editing technique highlights shortcomings in how journalists and award committees portray contributions to scientific discoveries.
Writers Honored for Defending Science
Molly Sharlach | Oct 31, 2014
A freelance journalist and a cancer researcher have won this year’s John Maddox Prize.
Opinion: Part of the Conversation?
Greg Laden | Oct 2, 2013
On whether online comments help or hurt science
Scientists Celebrate UK Libel Reform
Dan Cossins | Apr 29, 2013
New libel laws for England and Wales should help protect scientific debate, but campaigners worry that legal costs remain a threat.
Scientists "Spin" Results
Bob Grant | Sep 13, 2012
A new study of the scientific literature finds that researchers are guilty of overemphasizing the benefits of medical treatments.
Canadian Scientists “Muzzled”
Hannah Waters | Feb 21, 2012
Governmental red tape blocks scientists from discussing their research with journalists, according to an open letter.
Report Faults BBC Science Coverage
Tia Ghose | Jul 22, 2011
Journalists should focus more on accurately representing the science of climate change and vaccinations and less on impartiality, a new review finds.