ESEP - Vol. 9, No. 1 - Table of contents

Ethics Sci Environ Polit (Print ISSN: 1863-5415; Online ISSN: 1611-8014)
Copyright © 2009 Inter-Research. Published September 11

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Science communication in a changing world

Editors: Stephanie Suhr, Victoria Burkett

Science journalism is facing tough challenges today. The general public, the lay readers, have a desire—and a right—to learn what new discoveries are being made, and how they may affect their everyday lives... and they rely on science journalism to bring them this information. However, the topics are often very complex and difficult to relay in terms that are understandable for the non-expert, and they can be politicized or pushed by different lobbies. Topics such as climate change or stem cell research affect humanity on an existential level, and the ethics involved in portraying these topics—how, or indeed whether to portray them—are complex. This unique theme section brings together the views of all parties involved in science journalism and bringing science to the public today: writers (freelance and staff), editors, publishers, and scientists themselves.

Suhr S
INTRODUCTION: Science communication in a changing world
ESEP 9:1-4 | Full text in pdf format

Gross M
AS I SEE IT: Is science reporting turning into fast food?
ESEP 9:5-7 | Full text in pdf format

Clarke M
AS I SEE IT: Ethics of science communication on the web
ESEP 9:9-12 | Full text in pdf format

Ward B
AS I SEE IT: Journalism ethics and climate change reporting in a period of intense media uncertainty
ESEP 9:13-15 | Full text in pdf format

Cornell J
Advocates, adversaries, and adjuncts: the ethics of international science journalism from a US perspective
ESEP 9:17-24 | Full text in pdf format

Halliday E
Knowledge is power: In a world shaped by science, what obligation do scientists have to the public?
ESEP 9:25-28 | Full text in pdf format

Egikova V
AS I SEE IT: Russian science journalism: the past and the future
ESEP 9:29-32 | Full text in pdf format

Cook DM, Boyd EA, Grossmann C, Bero LA
Journalists and conflicts of interest in science: beliefs and practices
ESEP 9:33-40 | Full text in pdf format