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Science and the media on Radio NZ’s ‘The Panel’

John Kerr posted in on February 5th, 2015.

Yesterday Jim Mora’s Radio New Zealand show Afternoons featured robust discussion on the topic of science and the media, focussing on a blog post from Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams. The first five minutes of ‘The Panel’ segment, which you can listen to below, featured Julie Moffett, Andrew Clay and Linda Clark (a former journalist) picking […]

Jim Salinger on why NZ is drying out

John Kerr posted in on September 26th, 2014.

[this link has been updated, to read Dr Nicola Gaston’s blog on science and democracy, click here] New Zealand is drying out, and here’s why By Jim Salinger, University of Auckland (this article is republished from The Conversation under Creative commons license). Over 2012 and 2013, parts of New Zealand experienced their worst drought in […]

Scientists and Science Communication – Prof Shaun Hendy

John Kerr posted in on March 26th, 2014.

Scientists need to step up and share their expertise in a crisis, writes Prof Shaun Hendy, University of Auckland physics professor and winner of the Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication Prize, in an Unlimited opinion piece. An excerpt (read in full here): The science of communication At 4.35am on 4 September 2010, Dr Mark Quigley, […]

10 years of the UK SMC – Video

John Kerr posted in on October 5th, 2012.

As part of the celebration of the their 10 year anniversary, a special film was commissioned about the UK Science Media Centre. Featuring some of the top scientists, journalists and press officers who have worked with them in the last decade, the film covers how and why the SMC was set up and the methods […]

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Behind the GM corn controversy – The Conversation

John Kerr posted in on September 27th, 2012.

In the wake of last week’s GM-corn and cancer controversy, Australian experts writing for the Conversation pick apart the back story of the research, paying particular attention to the media issues surrounding the study’s release. The article is republished below under creative commons license. Modifying the message: how tricks masked home truths about anti-GM science […]

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