Monday, 16 Jun 2014

Not Such an Odd Couple: Building Trust Between Scientists and Journalists


The language of scientists is often deemed difficult by journalists, who often say ‘scientists are not media-friendly’. Scientists on the other hand think journalists sometimes misreport work of scientists due to ‘language incompetence’. There is however a solution to this ‘war’ if journalists and scientists become buddies.

Callie Long- Internews Media Development Consultant delves deep into this topic in this blog

Also see: Scientists and Journalists: Odd couple?


From the Data Journalism Blog

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