This is a blog about science communication: what works, what doesn’t and what I’m still trying to figure out. I’m writing for an audience of researchers who are interested in communicating about scientific topics (including their own work) and professional science communicators – including reporters and public relations professionals. My goal is to address everything from best practices when using social media to emerging research on science communication.
I won’t write something unless I think it will be useful. If you think I did a good job on a post, please let me know. If you think I did an awful job, or missed an important point, please let me know. If there’s a communication issue that you think the science community needs to address, please let me know.
Ultimately, I believe we all want our science communication efforts to be more effective. I don’t have all the answers, but creating a platform for constructive discussion about science communication issues should move us in the right direction. If you’re reading this, I hope you’ll contribute to that discussion.
Note: That striking header image, with the bioluminescent fish and insects? It is by the incomparable James Hutson, and is used with permission. It comes from a piece we collaborated on for BuzzHootRoar. You can learn more about Hutson’s work here: http://jameshutson.net/