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  • Big data and digital methods in science communication research: opportunities, challenges and limits
    Date: 06/21/2017
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Computational social science represents an interdisciplinary approach to the study of reality based on advanced computer tools. From economics to political science, from journalism to sociology, digital approaches and techniques for the analysis and management of large quantities of data have now been adopted in several disciplines. The papers in ... »
  • Considering the academy: academics, public intellectuals and activism
    Date: 03/28/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Reflecting on the public role of academics, this issue of JCOM includes a set of commentaries exploring public intellectuals and intellectualism. The commentaries explore the role of academics in public debates, both as bringers of facts and passion. These pieces, together with past commentaries and letters to JCOM raise interesting questions ... »
  • Communicating trust and trusting science communication — some critical remarks
    Date: 10/10/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Written in response to a previous article by Weingart and Guenther [2016] in JCOM, this letter aims to open up some critical issues concerning the ‘new ecology of communication’. It is argued that this evolving ecology needs to be openly explored without looking back to a previous idyll of ‘un-tainted’ science. ... »
  • Trust, Advertising and Science Communication
    Date: 09/21/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This issue of JCOM presents some interesting challenges relating to trust and the media ecology that supports science communication. Weingart and Guenther have organised a set of commentaries considering the issue of trust and media from different points of view, by asking for responses to their paper 'Science Communication and the Issue of Trust ... »
  • Five years of JCOM — inclusive, comprehensive or could we do better?
    Date: 06/22/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Looking back over the past 5 years of articles published in JCOM, this editorial looks at the topics covered and the geographies represented and asks: are we tackling all main contemporary issues in science communication/popularisation or public engagement? It invites you to contribute with your papers, letters, essays and news to help address the ... »
  • Trained to interact: echoes from the Workshop SulAmericano de Mediação em Museus e Centros de Ciência
    Date: 05/06/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The initiatives focusing the professional development of explainers are multiplying around the world, building an informal network of researchers, museums managers and directors, explainers, and regional/continental networks, as THE group, the Thematic Human Interface and Explainers group of Ecsite. The Workshop Sul-Americano de Mediação em Museus ... »
  • From planning to motivations: citizen science comes to life
    Date: 04/20/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This issue forms Part II of JCOM's collection of articles and essays exploring the field of citizen science. Here I introduce the articles in Part II, outlining how they contribute to our understanding of the ways that volunteers participate in citizen science projects, what motivates this participation and what learning arises as a result of ... »
  • Science and South Park, Reddit and Facebook, Leonardo da Vinci and the Vitruvian Man, and modern fairy tales about emerging technologies: science communication and popular culture
    Date: 03/17/2016
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    The prevalent lack of research on the interrelations between science, research and popular culture led to the organization of the first International Conference on Science and Research in Popular Culture #POPSCI2015, which took place at Alpen-Adria-Universität in Klagenfurt, Austria, from 17--18 September 2015. The aim of the conference was to ... »
  • Can We Understand Citizen Science?
    Date: 01/21/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Citizen science is one of the most dramatic developments in science communication in the last generation. But analyses of citizen science, of what it means for science and especially for science communication, have just begun to appear. Articles in this first of two special issues of JCOM address three intertwined concerns in this emerging field: ... »
  • Short training courses in science communication. Why? To whom? What?
    Date: 12/15/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The design, delivery and evaluation of JCOM Masterclasses has given us the opportunity to reflect on the audiences, training needs and training schemes available to people working at different levels and in different contexts to communicate STEM subjects to a diverse variety of people. Although not always widely available, short courses in the ... »

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