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Am I making myself clear? : a scientist's guide to talking to the public

Author: Cornelia Dean
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
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"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 the forumof scholarly publication. By offering useful hints for improving their interactions with policymakers, the public, and her fellow journalists, Dean aims to change the attitude of scientists who scorn the mass media as an  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cornelia Dean
ISBN: 9780674036352 0674036352
OCLC Number: 318421076
Description: viii, 274 p. ; 19 cm.
Contents: An invitation to researchers --
Know your audience --
The landscape of journalism --
Covering science --
The problem of objectivity --
The scientist as source --
Public relations --
Telling stories on radio and TV --
Telling science stories online --
Writing about science and technology --
The editorial and op-ed pages --
Writing books --
On the witness stand --
Making policy --
Other venues.
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Highly regarded New York Times science reporter Dean presents a handbook for any scientist called upon to talk to a reporter, go on television, lobby legislators or in general answer that age-old Read more...

 
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