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UKCSJ Is Free News Killing Science Journalism

Is free news killing good science journalism? The Times and Sunday Times online should be sat behind a pay wall by the time of the UKCSJ. Other UK national newspapers are, for the time being, sticking with the free model. But is the free model sustainable, and what effect has free access, and the 24 hour news cycle had on standards in science reporting. Should good journalism be ‘given away’ or does quality always come at a price? Speakers: George Brock (City University) Martin Robbins (The Lay Scientist) Joanna Geary (Web Development Editor, The Times).

Chair: Jeremy Webb (Editor-in-Chief, New Scientist).

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Recorded at the First UK Conference of Science Journalism, July 23, Royal Society, London. Filming and editing, Bruce Hopkins.

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