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How is the SMC measuring up?

Dacia Herbulock posted in on November 28th, 2016.

We love evidence, here at the SMC. So when the chance came up to put our own work under the microscope, we jumped at the opportunity. Earlier this year, we set out to evaluate the impact of the work we are doing with scientists, journalists and editors, with a particular focus on our Science Media SAVVY […]

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Dr Christina Riesselman awarded Women in Science fellowship

John Kerr posted in on September 9th, 2015.

Dr Christina Riesselman, a geologist at the University of Otago — and Science Media SAVVY participant — has been awarded the New Zealand L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship. Dr Riesselman was officially awarded the fellowship at a ceremony in Sydney last night. The Australia & New Zealand Fellowship programme comprises four $25,000 awards, three […]

Science Media SAVVY – upcoming Palmy video workshop

Peter Griffin posted in on June 10th, 2015.

The Science Media Centre and Mohawk Media will hit Palmerston North in July host a workshop on communicating scientific concepts in 90 second science videos aimed at an online audience and leveraging platforms like Youtube and Vimeo. Great short videos can be produced using the high-definition camera built into your smartphone or tablet. How can […]

SAVVY arrives in Dunedin

Dacia Herbulock posted in on April 10th, 2014.

See photos from our latest Science Media SAVVY media skills workshop, held in Dunedin 27-28 March. It was a jam-packed two days of practice interviews, discussion, hands-on exercises and exposure to a range of fascinating research projects and new ideas. We had a fantastic group of motivated scientists with us, and they had excellent things […]

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Firstline’s science commentators on the year in science

Peter Griffin posted in on December 18th, 2013.

TV3’s morning current affairs show Firstline did a very progressive thing when it set up a regular science slot in its line-up this year – the only one on New Zealand mainstream television, as far as we know. The slot involves scientists including Massey University’s Dr. Heather Hendrickson and the University of Auckland’s Dr. Michelle […]

Support for scientists working with the media

Peter Griffin posted in on December 12th, 2013.

Scientists keen to work with the media now have an online resource to help prepare for interviews, handle contentious issues effectively and delve into the world of social media. Our colleagues at the Australian Science Media Centre have developed Sciencemediasavvy.org, a website featuring short videos, tip sheets and backgrounders aimed at scientists attempting to communicate their […]

Multiple sclerosis research finds new hope in old drugs

John Kerr posted in on July 11th, 2013.

University of Victoria Immunologist (and Science Media SAVVY alumnus) Dr Laura Greene, features in this TVNZ news segment highlighting how some old drugs might be finding a new use in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Click here to watch the clip.

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