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Science Journalism An Introduction

Author: Martin W Angler
Publisher: Florence Taylor and Francis 2017
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- An attempt at a definition -- A short history of science journalism -- Infotainment versus critical science journalism -- Science journalism's main tasks -- How to become a science journalist -- Science and society -- Risk and risk perception -- Science journalism under fire -- What makes a good science
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin W Angler
ISBN: 9781317369820 1317369823 9781138945494 1138945498
OCLC Number: 1021119824
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (362 Seiten)
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Finding Science Story Ideas 3. Pitching 4. Interviewing Scientists 5. Writing About Science - For Magazines 6. Writing About Science - For Newspapers 7. Writing About Science - Online 8. Storytelling for Science Journalists 9. Facts and Figures 10. Investigative Science Journalism 11. Science Journalism in the Digital Age 12. Building a Career in Science Journalism

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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- An attempt at a definition -- A short history of science journalism -- Infotainment versus critical science journalism -- Science journalism's main tasks -- How to become a science journalist -- Science and society -- Risk and risk perception -- Science journalism under fire -- What makes a good science journalist? An interview with Tim Radford -- 2 Finding science stories -- What makes a good science story? -- Story idea anatomy -- Topics versus ideas -- Understanding news values -- Sourcing science stories -- The scientific method -- Idea protection -- 3 Pitching -- What makes a good proposal? -- How editors read pitches -- Approaching editors -- Workshop: making a pitch -- Case study: analysing a successful pitch -- Internal versus external pitching -- The most common pitching mistakes -- Checklist -- 4 Interviewing scientists -- Why interviews are important -- Principles of interviewing -- Essential interviewing equipment -- Preparing for the interview -- Asking questions -- More interviewing techniques -- Transcribing the interview -- Best practices for citing and quoting -- Case study: an interview with a famous scientist -- 5 Writing about science for magazines -- Foundations of magazine features -- Types of magazine features -- Structuring a magazine feature -- Crafting effective beginnings and endings -- Anecdotes -- Writing narrative for science features -- Magazine feature language -- Outlines -- Case study: analysing an award-winning feature -- 6 Writing about science for newspapers -- Structure and building blocks of news stories -- Science stories in newspapers -- Crafting effective news story leads -- The ABCs of journalism and attribution -- News language -- Writing short-form science news

Case study: analysing an award-winning newspaper story -- Common pitfalls in news story writing -- 7 Writing about science online -- Building blocks of online science writing -- Science blog networks -- Blogging 101 for science writers -- Understanding your audience -- Starting a science blog -- Writing for SEO -- Sourcing images -- Case study: analysing a science news post -- Case study: analysing an award-winning, long-form online science article -- 8 Storytelling for science journalists -- Storytelling techniques in journalism -- Narratives in science writing -- Categories of science stories -- Employing literary techniques in science stories -- The three-act structure for science storytelling -- Identifying narratives in science writing -- Case study: a debate over storytelling in science -- Case study: understanding long-form storytelling -- 9 Facts and figures -- Basic statistics literacy -- Common pitfalls -- Journalistic malpractice -- Fact-checking tools -- Watchdogs -- Educating science journalists in statistics -- Legal issues: libel, accuracy and plagiarism -- Case study: analysing a health article whose author misinterpreted statistics -- 10 Investigative science journalism -- What is investigative science journalism? -- Finding investigative science stories -- The story-based inquiry method -- Criteria for reviewing health stories -- Methods of proving scientific misconduct -- Freedom of information requests -- Case study: analysing an article that uncovers medical fraud -- Case study: Hwanggate -- 11 Science journalism in the digital age -- Attention spans in the digital age -- Influence of mobile devices on journalistic consumption and production -- Understanding the digital audience -- Producing multimedia content -- Essential web skills -- Visualising science -- Strategies for digital magazines

Case study: the digital-only science magazine Undark -- Case study: analysing a successful digital science story -- 12 Building a career in science journalism -- Routes into science journalism -- Science writing programmes -- Specialist or generalist? -- Fellowships and awards -- Essential soft skills -- Science journalism and the broadcast media -- Case study: work experience placement at BBC Focus magazine -- Case study: Carl Zimmer's science writing career -- Case study: Erika Check Hayden's science writing career -- Appendix: an interview with a famous scientist -- Index

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