Our aim is to promote accurate, evidence-based reporting on science and technology by helping the media work more closely with the scientific community.
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Radio astronomy began in 1932, when engineer Karl Jansky was trying to track down "static" that was interfering with long-distance radio communication. He found interference coming from space - but astronomers of the time weren't interested.
Tools & Useful Links
For the MediaArticles for Media
- SMC Desk Guide for Covering Science – Second Edition
- Five years of Science in the Media
- Science Data Service
- SMC Infographics
- Sciblogs NZ
- How science works – The peer review process
- How science works: What is the scientific method?
- PM's Chief Science Advisor
- Research blogging
- How to read health news
- Guidelines for Science & Health Reporting
For ScientistsArticles for Scientists
- Science Journalism Fellowship
- Science Media SAVVY
- SMC Prospectus
- Who’s reporting science-related issues in New Zealand?
- Communicating uncertainty in a soundbite
- Communicating Risk in a Soundbite
- Tips for Working with the Media
- Helpful hints for scientists
- Royal Society (UK) media tips
- Union of Concerned Scientists
- Yale forum on Climate Change and the Media
- Science Debate 2008