Staying up to date as a science communicator

Geschreven door Frank Nuijens

11 augustus 2021

How do you stay up to date on the latest news and insights in the field of science communication? This list gives you a head-start.

Blogs

World conferences

Dutch conferences

  • The yearly Vakconferentie WTC brings together science communicators, scientists and communication scientists to share theory and practise.
  • SciCom NL is the branch organization for science communication professionals. They have regular activities.

Newsletters

Academic journals

Podcasts

Facebook

Twitter

I curate the Twitter account SciComm News & Views, where you can find interesting links to content about science communication #scicomm, science journalism, open access #openaccess, science policy, (social) sciences and humanities, and academia and academic life in general.

Missing something on this list? Please let me know!

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Politics and media: focus on content

Politics and media: focus on content

It is to be hoped that the freshly appointed ministers and state secretaries in the Netherlands are less concerned with image than with the content of their work. But I hope that the media will also take responsibility in this process.

Experts in action: from megaphone to megachat

Experts in action: from megaphone to megachat

Experts often employ their megaphone to disseminate information to their audiences. A recent scientific study encourages them to rather engage in a dialogue and not only teach their audience, but also learn from them. In other words, experts should increase their perspectivist flexibility. Because science communication is the social conversation around science.

Want to change people’s behaviour? Then stop telling them what to do.

Want to change people’s behaviour? Then stop telling them what to do.

Giving people information is one of the most used strategies for communicating science. But what if you want the information you are giving to actually change their behaviour, like stimulating people to adhere to the corona measures? This essay discusses the limitations of only giving information when trying to influence behaviour.