[ASC-list] More on the More science in the news petition

Melanie McKenzie melaniemck at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 22 11:44:35 UTC 2013

Indeed, Triple J are leaders in communicating science in many ways, which is why they are already well positioned to include an "In Science" report in their hourly news bulletins. 

And if they do, then maybe other stations will. Or we can lobby them to follow Triple J's lead.

It's a humble start.

Of course, feel free to let the other stations know!


On 22/07/2013, at 5:28 PM, Mobile Science Education <info at mobilescienceeducation.com.au> wrote:

> I can’t help thinking that the petition is aimed at the wrong people – Triple J already do much better science coverage than any other FM station. Hack does a good job already, and where would Doctor Karl be without Triple J? Why not let the commercial stations know that people are interested in science?
> Lee Harrison
> Mobile Science Education
> 0430 588 757 or (08) 8395 9586
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> From: asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au [mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au] On Behalf Of Melanie McKenzie
> Sent: Monday, 22 July 2013 4:20 PM
> To: asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au
> Subject: [ASC-list] More on the More science in the news petition
> In response to some of the commentary about the "more science in the news" petition that I posted today, I'll admit that I was a little sceptical about a petition at first. But I've come around to the idea that organising a mass demonstration of support for more science in the news is worthwhile.
> Do science communicators need to write more relevant media releases? Sure. But that doesn't mean Australians can't also ask for more science in the news.
> Not persuaded by data that says Australians want to hear more about science? Ok - but maybe you want to hear more about science and want Triple J to know that. Or maybe you don't, but you support those who do.
> Not sure what a science news story is? We think asking for more science (of any kind) is a good first step. Refining that coverage is the next.
> If you'd like to support this initiative, please sign here:
> http://chn.ge/127YakM
> And if you'd like to know more about it, please see the website:
> http://www.andinscience.com
> M

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