May 2020 | Infographics we love

Infographics are great for summarising detailed information in a way that help readers get to the heart of your material very quickly. They are light on text, and rely on appealing graphic design to link elements and sketch out the main story. We’ve put together some of our favourite infographics.

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Writing science simply

February 2016 | The beauty of language

If you write about science or you edit someone else’s science writing, it’s easy to become jaded by the familiar hum-drum of involving key stakeholders, monitoring impacts and ensuring outcomes.

Sometimes you might feel like the battle has already been lost. But let’s not give up. Let’s not be complicit.

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October 2015 | Distilling your science without dumbing it down

One of the most important skills for a science communicator is the ability to simply convey scientific concepts and ideas to others who don’t have that expertise.

It’s about stimulating and interesting people with the quality of your scientific ideas and results without challenging them with the technical language of science.

However, being simple does not mean ‘dumbing down’ or oversimplifying the science,

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Making stories visual

July 2015 | The power of pictures

Use a monopod to get a different perspective in your photos. Go on assignment with National Geographic. Avoid cliched images. Get some tips on shooting video with your smartphone.

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Planning science communication

March 2018 | Science communication scholars respond

Science communication scholars respond.
In response to last month’s newsletter (questions science communication practitioners want answered by people researching science communication), we’ve had contributions from four expert science communication scholars. Dr Eric Jensen: Be humble (and realistic): the foundation of good science communication and evaluation; Professor Alan Irwin: A response to the discussion: What scholarly questions do practitioners want answered?; Dr Marina Joubert: Is it possible to reconcile science dialogue and science PR?; Dr Fabien Medvecky: From public understanding to scientist engagement
and Dr Eric Jensen: Evading ‘ethereal objectives’ in science communication.

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Telling stories

July 2013 | 10 things

This week Jenni celebrates 10 years as sole director of Econnect. So we thought we’d use the theme ‘10’ to share our insights and tips this month.

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April 2013 | Sharing science

This month we’re sharing some of the places we go to find out about science. Where do you get your science news and information from? And where do you share yours?

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Editing for clarity

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Interpreting natural environments

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