What to expect when you’re going to be interviewed

This project started out with an email from a journalist. She was frustrated with the number of times she had dealt with scientists who, “demand to see drafts and place conditions on interviews retroactively.”  She wanted to know if there was a blog or a how-to list...

Happy Holidays from Sense About Science USA

Sense About Science USA would like to wish you and yours a happy, healthy holiday and new year. It’s been a productive first year here at SAS USA. We head into 2016 grateful for what we’ve been able to accomplish—thanks to the help of many generous supporters—and...

Who took our survey

Who took our survey   Of the 218 journalists who took our survey, 150 have a science background (BS, MS, PhD, MD, etc). 58 percent of respondents have either undergraduate or graduate journalism degrees, or both. It was an almost even split between freelancers...

After the Interview

After the Interview   Open channels: 92% of journalists responded that they are always open to scientists calling them if they have more information ; and 94% of journalists said that always or most of the time scientists can contact them if they feel that they...

During the interview

During the Interview   What’s “on the record”: About 67% of journalists infrequently or never explain what being on the record means when interviewing a scientists; only 33% always or most of time explain at what point an interview is on the...

Before the Interview

Before the Interview   Journalists come prepared: 94% of journalist always or almost always read the articles or review the scientist’s research before contacting them for an interview. How much will they explain: 95% of journalists report that they always or...
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