The SCICOMM 25 (March 2017 Recap)

Welcome To The SCICOMM 25!

This is where I pull together 25 (or more) of the most talked about science communication stories, determined by the engagement rate of stories I’ve shared on Twitter. Many are written by the world’s leading science communicators.

Some offer tips and advice, while others tackle important issues we need to discuss and debate. All of them are worth checking out.


TOP STORIES

  1. (Study) The scientific workforce is aging as younger scientists hang on the sidelines needing job and grants. https://t.co/aBa7ZgGLvm
  2. Not all evidence is created equal.  https://t.co/obSVUl6547
  3. You’re marching for science? Great. Do these things first. https://t.co/S920K7lSWR
  4. Can we make science communication more scientific? https://t.co/6H9jmE3fVz
  5. One reason young people don’t go into science? They don’t fail well. https://t.co/dTriivVvZv
  6. Why science communication is an essential skill in 2017. https://t.co/rS1w9lTKom
  7. Seven things to keep in mind if you’re going to March for Science. https://t.co/LGMEr3PB5A
  8. This year’s best science photos are so good they’re basically art. https://t.co/lQeT7P0ZI0?
  9. How to write a conference abstract: A five-part plan for pitching your research at almost anything. https://t.co/dtl1frCIiu
  10. Scientific papers have more impact if they’re stories. https://t.co/M9mJDIADm4
  11. Why you should be skeptical of science on social media. https://t.co/UaSaxIq8lJ
  12. Analysis of meta-analyses identifies where the real problems lie in science. https://t.co/tZdC2sGyEs
  13. Social media helps researchers connect & stay current – but can also cause emotional distress. https://t.co/7ZiTXUcZg7
  14. The March for Science won’t meet her goals – or those of organizers. She offers alternatives – though. https://t.co/3MK7td2GEI
  15. Scientists brace for a lost generation in American research. https://t.co/LacQuN3Ez2
  16. Digging for the roots of the deficit model – Making science public. https://t.co/BlOGUnFWUE
  17. Where fake news goes to die. An inside look at Snopes. https://t.co/QZAleJYIun
  18. (Video) Science communication: It’s no joke https://t.co/oaNk0epiyY
  19. U.S. science spending pays off ‘bigly’. https://t.co/i2xyffF8BV
  20. Learn to spot alternative facts in science. https://t.co/RZ0cwttvR3
  21. Why abbreviations can be bad for science. https://t.co/MmcqINYQQw
  22. Meet Physics Girl, the YouTuber who makes a living explaining science. https://t.co/OI5M8psr8R
  23. Like never before – scientists are engaged in communicating with broader audiences. https://t.co/5LDVAXTU96
  24. A call to action and an early exercise in science communication: Combatting science myth in the media. https://t.co/PQmP9zPbJO
  25. Great interview with @shiplives: “On being a PIO in the age of the Internet” https://t.co/bqNbvbGS02

HONORABLE MENTION:

  1. Dozens of scientific journals offered her a job – but she didn’t exist. https://t.co/3WTBvBhxCH
  2. Kathleen Hall Jamieson: Minimizing distortion in science communication. https://t.co/2xtpyUou9i
  3. (Study) Does engagement in advocacy hurt the credibility of scientists? https://t.co/nVU98BXKGh
  4. (Video) What makes a popular science video on YouTube? https://t.co/VNNJnNJfyt
  5. Why your scientific data isn’t changing anyone’s opinions. https://t.co/tPbBCc1gxO
  6. An interview with a writer who believes that stories help science. https://t.co/ux2hgCGYIW

HOW YOUR WORK CAN MAKE THE LIST:

Being considered for the SCICOMM 25 is simple. When you write something great, let me know by tweeting me a link. (@kirkenglehardt) I’ll check it out, and if I think it’s a good fit for the SCICOMM community, I’ll share it in a tweet. If it captures enough attention, as determined by the Twitter analytics on my account, it will make it into the next top 25. This isn’t a perfect system for identifying the ‘most talked about’ science communication stories, but it’s the best I can do with the limited time I have to pull this together. So tweet me!

Want To See These Stories in Real-Time? …follow me on Twitter @kirkenglehardt

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