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Environmental stories are everywhere - from the chocolate we eat to the TVs we watch. I use this blog to show how science communication matters in everyday life.
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Tag Archives: journalism
Like a will-o’-the-wisp, Earth Day captures media attention periodically before fading into the background again. Why does this happen? Thomas Hayden has some ideas about why media focus on environmental topics waxes and wanes. He mapped out the coverage of … Continue reading
How can journalists and online content writers handle tough topics without becoming discouraged? Recently, I’ve been seeking out information about ways science writers can defuse the stress of covering unpleasant subjects. I spent a Sunday night last month reading about … Continue reading
Modern technology is allowing me to eavesdrop on the Science Online 2013 conference, which I wanted to attend this week. Science Online is a nonprofit which ”facilitates conversations, community, and collaborations at the intersection of Science and the Web.” Its yearly … Continue reading
In November, I withdrew into the snowy environment of northern Massachusetts to reflect on my goals for the coming year. I live next to a park belonging to the Trustees of Reservations, so bluejays and nuthatches kept me company while … Continue reading
A few years ago, I left a professional organization because of dialogues on its email list which dismissed spiritual views as New Age fluff. Since then, I have been quiet about the fact that I view spirituality and science literacy … Continue reading
This post is a response to a question I received from Climate Access. How does one put a human face on images of global warming? Local images engage audiences. In recent years, lack of locally relevant images and stories has … Continue reading
Sometimes I joke that sifting through environmental news is a forbidding task. Depending on what is going on in the world, it can be intimidating to log into Twitter, visit RSS feeds, and see what is happening. What keeps me … Continue reading
For months, I’ve been reading posts from environmental news sources saying that belief in the existence of climate change has become a “culture war.” Framing the issue this way is destructive because it draws a line in the sand, further … Continue reading
How we talk about social issues shapes how we think about them. In George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the government invented a language – Newspeak – which had censorship embedded into its construction. Using Newspeak, people found it difficult to … Continue reading
Yesterday, someone asked me what unmet needs I see most often at nonprofit organizations. I responded that I’d like to see nonprofits leverage data more effectively. Organizations like Hacks/Hackers Boston know the wealth of information that data-oriented journalists can find … Continue reading