[ASC-list] Your feedback on "Science and the Media" report

Susannah Eliott SEliott at aussmc.org
Thu Jan 6 07:55:15 UTC 2011

Dear ASCers


The "Expert working group on science and the media" set up by DIISR as
part of their Inspiring Australia initiative has produced a draft
summary report for discussion and feedback. You'll find the draft report
on the Inspiring Australia website
Australia.aspx>  including details about the composition of the working
group and their terms of reference.


Your thoughts and ideas regarding the review and recommendations
proposed in the draft are welcome - please send feedback directly to me
by 21 January. A longer final report will be produced within the next
two months. 


As part of the review process we are also running a survey of science
journalists working for mainstream media, which will be completed on 21
January. Please let me know if you are a working science (or
environment, health, technology) reporter and have not heard about the
survey. For those who have been science journalists but no longer work
for mainstream media outlets, we are planning to design a specific
survey for you. The aim of the surveys is to monitor trends in science
reporting in Australia.


Best wishes



Dr Susannah Eliott

Chief Executive Officer


Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC) 

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