[ASC-list] immortalise yourself ...

Will Rifkin willrifkin at unsw.edu.au
Fri Jun 5 02:26:59 UTC 2009

ASC Colleagues,

Immortalise yourself between the pages of a definitive volume on our  
field ...

Help to train our youth by writing a short article for an  
encyclopedia on science communication.

The article would describe a key term, such as 'expertise' (which I  
am writing on).

It would be phrased so that undergraduate students can understand the  
concept's significance to science communicators.

Prof Susanna Priest issued the following invitation (see below) on  
the PCST listserv.

She says that a few more topics on her list of key terms in science  
communication still need to be addressed.

If you spot a topic of interest on her list that does not appear to  
be 'claimed', then offer to write it up.

If there is a topic that should be there, that you wish to write  
about, suggest to her that you address it.


William D Rifkin, PhD
Director, Science Communication Program
Faculty of Science, BSB-BABS

willrifkin at unsw.edu.au
+61 2 9385 2748
+61 2 9385 1530 fax


Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 17:49:01 -0700
From: Susanna.Priest at unlv.edu
Subject: [PCST] Encyclopedia project - authors needed

Dear PCST members [ and others! ] -

As some of you already know, I am currently in the last phase of
constructing an Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication for
Sage Publications. This is a huge project with over 300 entries about  
field, ranging from current science-related controversies and "hot  
in the news to entries about important organizations, biographies of
well-known science communicators, new approaches to science  
work, science and society issues, and the application of media and  
opinion theory to science. The entries are being written to be broadly
accessible: a key audience is undergraduate college students  
interested in
our area, but the collection should also be of interest to students at
other levels, scholars doing research in the field, and working science

While over 80% of the material has been assigned (and most of those
entries have already been completed), I am still looking for authors for
some of the remaining entries, so I am issuing this call for further
participation to all PCST members and interested others. Opening this  
in your web browser should take you to a Word document that lists the
entries that still need authors:


This list is constantly changing so please email me at
susanna.priest at unlv.edu with your interests and I'll check the current
status. Suggestions for additional entries are also still very much
welcome. A CV, short bio, or link to a bio page would also be useful in
matching potential authors to what still needs to be written. For most
entries, authors are expected to have some related expertise; however,
many of the remaining entries are biographies or organizational
descriptions that could be entirely appropriate for more junior authors,
including postgraduate students.

I am sorry to say there is no budget to pay authors for this work;
however, a modest allowance in the form of free Sage books is  
available to

Susanna Priest

Susanna Priest, Ph.D.
Professor, Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies
Editor, Science Communication
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Box 455007
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV  89154-5007
702 895 5146
susanna.priest at unlv.edu

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