Science story hunters: the future of journalism and reporting

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“What’s the future of science journalism? We don’t know. Science journalism is actually still a messy and undefined thing and as science journalists, we have a great opportunity: since we still don’t have science journalism, we can create it. There is no point in not being an aggressive journalist: go and hunt your story. Science doesn’t provide answers, science provides more questions”. This is how Tim Radford, freelance journalist and former science editor for the Guardian, begins his talk to an audience of students on science writing and reporting.

In an interview conducted by Laura Caciagli, he talks about the role of a journalist and explains how to catch the reader’s attention by shaping science facts into narratives, focusing on climate change media reporting.

Read the full interview in Climate Science & Policy, the magazine edited by CMCC

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