Meeting the Editors: Kenny Campbell, Ian Katz, Martin Fewell and Fiona Fox debate the status of science in the newsroom.
Siobhan Chan reviews the session here. Is science getting its fair weight of coverage?
...and then carries on the debate here.
Courtesy of Nature's Of Schemes and Memes blog, this Storify covers the session on science punching its weight in the newsroom. Scroll to about half way through for coverage of the session.
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Kenny Campbell, editor of Metro: if there's a perceived lack of science in the newsroom, whose fault is it? #ukcsj— rachel berkowitz (@rdberkowitz) June 25, 2012
#ukcsj ian catz: "the case for science being in the [newsroom] mix is more than it ever has been." v encouraging- Robin Bisson (@RobinBisson) June 25, 2012
Challenge is to find a more networked science journalism that uses expertise outside the newsroom says @iankatz1000 #ukcsj- James Randerson (@james_randerson) June 25, 2012
#ukcsj Kenny Campbell, Metro, speaking with candour about science news values and penchant for sensationalism and maybe exaggeration, too.- Andy Williams (@llantwit) June 25, 2012