The Science Media Centre is New Zealand’s only trusted, independent source of information for the media on all issues related to science. Thousands of news stories providing context from and quoting New Zealand researchers have been published as a direct result of our work.
We cover hundreds of issues, including some of the biggest stories of recent times like the Canterbury earthquakes, Pike River and the swine flu pandemic. Most importantly, stories of better quality have appeared as a result of our input and we work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep pseudoscience and dubious claims out of the media. We help scientists become more confident in their dealings with the media through Sciblogs.co.nz and Science Media SAVVY workshops.
We have established a great base for increased collaboration and input from New Zealand researchers to help the media better address the big science-related issues facing the country. Now we are seeking partners and supporters and welcome expressions of interest. We are also looking for in-kind support in the areas of web development, telephone and internet, legal, marketing, administration, accounting services.
Please contact Science Media Centre Manager Peter Griffin for more information.