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Scientist–Journalist Conflicts

Scientists and journalists do not always share very good relations. This is not good for society, as maintaining a harmonious relation between the two groups is essential for the communication of scientific knowledge to the public. They are both essential parts of the same business—that is, science communication—but are generally known to have developed differences between them, resulting in strained professional contacts. This situation can emerge into argumentation, tension, and verbal clashes. Scientists and journalists cannot do without close interaction with each other in today's state of affairs, where scientific discoveries have emerged as a major driving force and the public wants to know how these can influence their day-to-day life. But the point of view of journalists and scientists is sometimes so different that ...

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