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Supporting quality in science communication: insights from the QUEST project

Mannino, I., Bell, L., Costa, E. , Di Rosa, M., Fornetti, A., Franks, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-9449-2725, Iasillo, C., Maiden, N. ORCID: 0000-0001-6233-8320, Olesk, A., Pasotti, J., Resner, B., Roche, J., Schofield, B., Villa, R. & Zollo, F. (2021). Supporting quality in science communication: insights from the QUEST project. Journal of Science Communication, 20(3), A07. doi: 10.22323/2.20030207


How to promote quality is a critical aspect to consider when re-examining science communication, analysed in the research carried out in QUEST project presented in this paper. Engaging key stakeholders in a co-design process - through interviews, focus groups, workshops and surveys - the research identified barriers to quality science communication and on the basis of these, proposes a series of tools and supporting documents that can serve as incentives toward quality science communication for different stakeholders across the fields of journalism, social media, and museum communication. Among these particularly important is training to also promote professionalism of communicators.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Professionalism, professional development and training in science communication, Science and media, Science centres and museums
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Q Science
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Journalism
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