New UK Report on Science and the Media

September 6th, 2011

As part of the UK “Science for All” deliberations, 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


Archived discussions about the the Science & Media report are available here.