Tagged: science media

Book review: I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that - Scibooks

Sarah-Jane O'Connor May 28, 2016

Dr Ben Goldacre’s collection of columns and essays, I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that, is a snackable read for anyone interested in science and how it’s used and misused in media, policy, and everyday life. I must first admit to being a bit sucked in on this book. I picked it up in a bookstore thinking … Read More

Amid media uncertainty, some great science-related stories emerge - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 04, 2016

I’m asked to give a lot of presentations to groups in the science sector about what is going on with the media. These days, that involves changing my presentation on a weekly basis. Last week’s update accounted for the review of feature programmes at RNZ, including the long-running Our Changing World science show, the launch of Herald Focus – the … Read More

Four homegrown science media projects worth checking out - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 03, 2015

The Science Communicator’s conference was held in Wellington earlier this week and saw a diverse and impressive range of presentations from New Zealand and Australian science communicators.  I gave a session on the second day of the SCANZ conference showcasing four projects that involve scientists exploring innovative ways to communicate science. All of these projects are only really getting off the … Read More

Dominion Post unveils new weekly science page - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Sep 03, 2012

The concept of the newspaper science section pretty much died a death in New Zealand a few years ago as the squeeze on newsroom resources saw specialist sections ditched in favour of running science stories in the paper’s general or “A” section. The Dominion Post’s new science page Some saw that as a good thing, suggesting that cramming science … Read More