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The Landscape of European Science Communication

Davies, S. R., Franks, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-9449-2725, Roche, J. , Schmidt, A. L., Wells, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-0329-2120 & Zollo, F. (2021). The Landscape of European Science Communication. Journal of Science Communication, 20(03), article number A01. doi: 10.22323/2.20030201


European science communication project QUEST surveyed and reviewed different aspects of European science communication, including science journalism, teaching and training in science communication, social media activity, and science in museums. This article draws together themes that collectively emerge from this research to present an overview of key issues in science communication across Europe. We discuss four central dynamics – fragmentation within research and practice; a landscape in transition; the importance of format and context; and the dominance of critical and dialogic approaches as best practice – and illustrate these with empirical material from across our datasets. In closing we reflect upon the implications of this summary of European science communication.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: ©The Author(s). This article is licensed under the terms of the Creative CommonsAttribution — NonCommercial — NoDerivativeWorks 4.0 License.ISSN 1824-2049. Published by SISSA Medialab.
Publisher Keywords: Professionalism, professional development and training in science communication, Science and media, Science centres and museums
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Journalism
School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management
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