Business as Usual?
What does recent research say about science journalism in the UK, is it business as usual or have a new breed of science journalists established a ‘new science journalism’ in the blogosphere? Who is right in the heated debate over whether bloggers are journalists and has the distinction between blogging and journalism become a meaningless and semantic debate in the internet age? Do the changes in science reporting herald a new golden age for accuracy or the triumph of bad science?
Martin Bauer (LSE)
Andy Williams (Cardiff University)
Andy Williams is the RCUK Research Fellow in Risk, Health and Science Communication. He has a number of research interests which intersect journalism studies and cultural studies. His current major research interests relate to news sources and the influence of public relations on the UK media, especially in the area of science, health and environment news.
Ed Yong (Not Exactly Rocket Science)
Fiona Fox (Science Media Centre)
Chair: Pallab Ghosh (BBC)