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Resources on the art and science of communicating science to lay audiences.

Welcome to the Annenberg Library's resource guide for science communication.  Here you will find resources on the art and science of communicating scientific knowledge, research, and related public policy to various audiences. This includes issues and dynamics around experts (scientists) informing non-experts on scientific matters but also, and increasingly, has come to include professionals who are not scientists--journalists, academics, consultants, and educators--involved in such communications. Last but not least, science communication can also be defined more narrowly, as simply how scientists communicate with each other.

The goal of science communication is multi-pronged. Obviously, increasing public understanding of science can help citizens live better, longer lives. In the public sphere, a more informed citizenry is better positioned to make more ethical and efficacious policy decisions regarding science, at least that is the hope. And if rounding up resources around this topic helps contribute to this goal, all the better!

 

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS

Communication in medicine

Communication in public health

Communication in science

Communication of technical information

Health education

Health promotion

Health risk communication

Medical informatics

Science films

Science in mass media

Science in motion pictures

Science in popular culture

Science news

Technical writing

 

GENERAL KEYWORD PHRASES

Health communication

Health promotion

Science communication

Science journalism

Environmental communication

Risk communication

 

 

 

Librarian, Communication (Annenberg)

CommPilings

CommPilings is Annenberg Library blog devoted to flagging various communication related resources. Scroll down on the righthand side to view entries under the category: Science Communication, also Health/Risk Communication.