50 Essentials on Science Communication

“This handy and entertaining book provides the basics of goal-oriented science communication. It is aimed at career-building scientists and anyone who wants to take their first steps in the field of science communication. Experienced international authors in the field share their essential thoughts on important aspects of contemporary science communication.”

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Science Blogging: The Essential Guide

“Here is the essential how-to guide for communicating scientific research and discoveries online, ideal for journalists, researchers, and public information officers looking to reach a wide lay audience. Drawing on the cumulative experience of 27 of the greatest minds in scientific communication, this invaluable handbook targets the specific questions and concerns of the scientific community,

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The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication

The Oxford Handbook on the Science of Science Communication contains 47 essays by 57 leading scholars organized into six sections that address: -the need for a science of science communication -challenges to science, including difficulties in peer review -successes and failures in communicating about four controversies -the ways in which elite intermediaries communicate science -science

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The Science Writers’ Handbook series

“The Science Writers’ Handbook and its spinoff titles, focused on essays and investigative reporting, have become must-read guides for all science writers. Whether you’re a journalist, communicator, educator or scientist, the books offer fun, pithy and readable advice for launching a new career or enhancing your existing one. These books were supported in part by

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Science Communication: A practical guide for scientists

“Designed to help the novice scientist get started with science communication, this unique guide begins with a short history of science communication before discussing the design and delivery of an effective engagement event. Along with numerous case studies written by highly regarded international contributors, the book discusses how to approach face-to-face science communication and engagement

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A Field Guide for Science Writers: The official guide of the National Association of Science Writers

“The best guide for teaching and learning effective science writing, the second edition of A Field Guide for Science Writers improves on the classic first edition with a wider range of topics, a new slate of writers, and an up-to-date exploration of the most stimulating and challenging issues in science. In this collection of essays,

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Am I Making Myself Clear? A scientist’s guide to talking to the public

“To convey the facts, this book suggests, scientists must take a more active role in making their work accessible to the media, and thus to the public. In ‘Am I Making Myself Clear?’ Cornelia Dean, a distinguished science editor and reporter, urges scientists to overcome their institutional reticence and let their voices be heard beyond

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The Scientist’s Guide to Writing: How to write more easily and effectively throughout your scientific career

“The Scientist’s Guide to Writing explains the essential techniques that students, postdocs, and early-career scientists need to write more clearly, efficiently, and easily. Now fully updated and expanded, this incisive primer offers practical advice on such topics as generating and maintaining writing momentum, structuring a scientific paper, revising a first draft, handling citations, responding to

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Strategic Science Communication: A guide to setting the right objectives for more effective public engagement

“In this guidebook, John C. Besley and Anthony Dudo encapsulate their practical expertise in 11 evidence-based principles of strategic science communication.” “Strategic Science Communication is the first book to use social science to help scientists and professional science communicators become more evidence-based. Besley and Dudo draw on insightful research into the science of science communication

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The Craft of Science Writing

“Here, for the first time, is a collection of indispensable articles on the craft of science writing as told by some of the most skillful science journalists working today. These selections are a wealth of journalistic knowledge from The Open Notebook, the online community that has been a primary resource for science journalists and aspiring

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Explaining Research: How to reach key audiences to advance your work

Explaining Research offers in-depth guidance for researchers on how to communicate their work. It includes advice on how to develop a communication “strategy of synergy”; give compelling talks; build a professional website; create quality posters, images, graphs, charts, animations, videos, e-newsletters, blogs, podcasts, and webinars; write popular articles and books; persuade funding decision-makers; give clear

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A Tactical Guide to Science Journalism: Lessons from the front lines

“A Tactical Guide to Science Journalism brings together award-winning journalists from around the world to share fascinating tales of science and how it works and to provide guidance into reporting specialties like infectious disease, climate change, astronomy, public health, physics, and statistics. From practical advice on finding sources and distilling complex research subjects for a

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KSJ Science Editing Handbook

The KSJ Science Editing Handbook, a product of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, offers practical tips for editors. Written by editors from a variety of science-focused publications, the book includes chapters on statistics, sources, the science enterprise, topical guides, reader engagement, misinformation, and more. The handbook is free and available online and as

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