Tuesday, June 21, 2005

THE ROLE OF INNOVATION JOURNALISM IN SCIENCE NEWS MEDIA

Innovation Journalism Vol.2 No.10, Jun 21 2005

By Marie Granmar.

During the past decade there has been an important worldwide trend in which more research is conducted in private companies or research departments with high ambitions of spin-offs. The science journalism tradition of mainly giving perspectives on recently published peer reviewed articles is no longer sufficient. Innovation journalism increases the possibilities of covering key factors driving scientific development. This paper describes how a few different science media have chosen to approach the challenge of integrating innovation journalism. It discusses the challenges for the modern science journalists, their work environments and editorial organizations.

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