Science and Technology Journalism

Science and technology journalism provides public meaning to scientific issues that would otherwise never be widely discussed in public. It is a subset of journalism practice that can take on a wide variety of forms but is focused on communicating science to specialist and nonspecialist audiences. While it has historically been linked to the promotion of science and gee-whiz stories that seek to fascinate people, through time its roles have diversified to showcase that one strength of science journalism as a profession is a critical stance on scientific and technology issues. This stance helps science journalism draw both on the power of science to learn about our world and the power of journalism to take a serious and thoughtful view on connections between science and ...

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