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Science and the Media Expert Group

Science and the Media

The Science and the Media expert group have released Science and the Media: Securing the Future.

This report outlines a number of actions and recommendations which, taken together, will:

  • support the accurate reporting of science through a range of new training initiatives for journalists, press officers and scientists
  • foster an environment within which engaging science programmes can be made, and reach the widest possible audience
  • begin to address the serious threat to the quality and independence of science reporting posed by the wider crisis in journalism. The group issued a call for all who care about the quality of science reporting to act now safeguard improvements made in recent years
  • promote openness and transparency across science, facilitating public engagement with, and debate of, scientific issues