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Newsletter Digest: Ash, DNA swaps and kiwi GM research

Peter Griffin posted in on April 16th, 2010.

Ash means empty skies over Britain Thousands of travellers are feeling the effects of a large volcanic eruption in Iceland, with flights across Europe cancelled as ash floats across Britain and the continent. The impact on travel plans is illustrated well in this graphic that ran in The Guardian. Scientists meanwhile have been analysing every […]

Newsletter Digest: Fisheries Science, CRI Taskforce and the SMC Media Trackers

Peter Griffin posted in on March 5th, 2010.

The science behind the catch As we head into Sea Week and New Zealanders digest the message of the hard-hitting documentary The End of the Line which suggests we may be heading towards a “world without fish”, the SMC is gathering fisheries experts to look at New Zealand’s fisheries and their sustainability. Every year, the […]

SMC Media Tracker: Jan – Feb 2010

Peter Griffin posted in on March 5th, 2010.

Following on from the inaugural SMC Media Tracker at the end of last year, the Science Media Centre has continued to track the incidence of science-related coverage in media. (Click on the picture to enlarge it) The weekly news  cycle can again be clearly seen, with coverage dropping off over the weekend and peaking during […]

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The SMC Media Tracker

Peter Griffin posted in on December 18th, 2009.

The Science Media Centre, in conjunction with Meltwater News, has been tracking the coverage of science-related issues in the media, and introduces here the first of what will be monthly reports. The SMC Media Tracker is aimed at identifying not only the incidence of science-related coverage in the media, but also the events which might […]

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Media Tracker: Election drives science coverage in November

Peter Griffin posted in on December 10th, 2008.

The SMC Media Tracker survey for November shows stories referencing the 12 keywords we track each month were up in volume overall – from 2293 to 2536. Key trends: – The number of stories referencing the emissions trading scheme jumped 41 per cent, while the number of stories referencing climate change jumped 25 per cent. […]

SMC Media Tracker: Climate change, cancer big in October

Peter Griffin posted in on October 31st, 2008.

Each month from October onwards, the Science Media Centre will be tracking science-related key words that appear in the country’s newspapers. Below are the results of our first survey, where we took 12 keywords related to issues that were topical in late September. From next month, as well as tracking topical terms, we will monitor […]

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