An article by Thomas Levenson that nicely articulates the changes that have happened over the last decades in out science journalism/communication world. Good read!
Fair warning: What follows is ~3000 words on what a good time it is to find science fascinating. Avoid if you’re not interested.
Given my day job teaching young writers about covering science, and given that we’re a month shy of the first day of classes for our next cohort of science-writing graduate students, I’ve been doing an informal survey of what’s out there as venues in which those folks will perform over the next few years. And, as I suggested in this post, I came away with the somewhat unexpected sense that we are living in a genuinely great age for writing and the public engagement with science.
Science writers are fond of weeping in their cups* about the dire state of the traditional science media. And they/we should. MSM science writing is often said to have peaked in the so called “golden age” of the 80s…
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