Last year, I made a first foray into blogging here. I learned a bit! The idea was to pick over interesting ideas loosely related to science communications, academic publishing and other bits and pieces. Well, things have changed with 24 Media Labs and I’ve decided to take it in a different direction. The blog is not going to disappear (except for one post); it’s just not going to focus on science communications issues. That’s for here. So, for posterity here are a set of links to some of the articles I produced. Enjoy!
“A new analysis of science blogging and career prospects has appeared in Science’s Career Magazine. Here’s a quick summary.
Blogging about science is a hot topic these days. Aside from the raging debates about whether it can adequately replace science journalism or support it, can blogging about your science seriously affect your career prospects?”
A short post highlighting two very good handbooks on science communications.
“A new blog, appropriately called the Science of Blogging, promises to highlight how and why all scientists should be… blogging. Here’s the detail.”
“The Commons Science and Technology Committee of the UK Parliament has announced it is to conduct a review of Peer Review. We take a look at what they have promised to review and wonder what it might mean for communicating science.”
“Another example of questionable practices and odd communication strategy appears to be emerging today. This time it’s all about early stage vaccine research for ‘flu.”
I posted this after getting a bit ticked off about missing links in the article. I then found out that the study which it was based on was not published, which I thought was remarkable given the gravity and potential impact of the work.
What's the blog about?
A space for exploring science, communications, and issues we might encounter talking about science online, in the real world and on paper. Opinions and thoughts are all mine and any waffle is just simply great ideas being worked on. Feel free to join the conversation in any way you want.
Who are you?
Max Bingham. I'm a freelance scientific writer and editor. I help scientists with writing and editing, academic book production and communications. This blog is a space for me to work out ideas, discuss developments and go on and on about a topic I am really rather interested in.