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Why scientists should help the media make sense of COVID

EUPRIO’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN TRIESTE, WHICH WAS DUE TO OPEN ON 30 AUGUST, HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT YEAR DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC – BUT ITS THEME OF SCIENCE COMMUNICATION: HOW TO ENGAGE NOWADAYS COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE RELEVANT, WRITES NIC MITCHELL   While EUPRIO members will have to wait until August 2021 before meeting again face-to-face for their next annual conference, there are plenty of excellent case…

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Reward scientists who are good communicators, says think tank

Among measures to improve the way science is communicated to society, a German think tank is recommending rewarding scientists who are good at engaging with the public, reports NIC MITCHELL. Scientists who engage with the public deserve not just support and appreciation, but also “remuneration and incentives,” says a position paper from the Siggen Circle. The paper entitled, The Siggen Call for Action – Shaping science communication – followed a…

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