Chatting with the Guardian Science Podcast – a Pod Delusion Special

Ahead of last week’s Science Online conference in London, Graham Steel and James O’Malley sat down with Alok Jha, Mo Costandi and James Meikle from the Guardian to discuss science reporting and related issues.

Topics tackled include churnalism, linking to papers, and the changes in the landscape of science journalism over the last couple of years.


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03:09 – 13:27 Discussion about the background of the Guardian’s Science Weekly Podcast
13:28 – 17:44 How much science literacy can you assume in your audience when reporting on science?
17:55 – 32:07 Churnalism.What is it and how common is it in terms of Journalism and Blogging?
32:10 – 36:10 Including links to Science Manuscripts in online news articles
36:11 – 42:15 George Monbiot’s Guardian article “Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist”
42:16 – 52:01 The change in the landscape/ecosystem of science blogging over the last 12 months or so
52:07 – 52:44 The use of social media during the recent riots in London and elsewhere
52:50 – 58:37 World’s first clinical trial of stem cells to treat strokes is set to move to its next phase

2 thoughts on “Chatting with the Guardian Science Podcast – a Pod Delusion Special

  1. 00:00 – 03:08 Intro

    03:09 – 13:27 Discussion about the background of the Guardian’s Science Weekly Podcast

    13:28 – 17:44 How much science literacy can you assume in your audience when reporting on science?

    17:55 – 32:07 Churnalism.What is it and how common is it in terms of Journalism and Blogging?

    32:10 – 36:10 Including links to Science Manuscripts in online news articles

    36:11 – 42:15 George Monbiot’s Guardian article “Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist”

    42:16 – 52:01 The change in the landscape/ecosystem of science blogging over the last 12 months or so

    52:07 – 52:44 The use of social media during the recent riots in London and elsewhere

    52:50 – 58:37 World’s first clinical trial of stem cells to treat strokes is set to move to its next phase

    58:43 – end Outro

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