ASCSA: Science in the media, an editors perspective (Podcast)

Event held at the Science Exchange, Adelaide

Monday 15 November 2010.

The Advertiser is an unusual daily paper in australia in having specialist reporters in science, environment and health.  Editor Melvin Mansell joined us at the November ASCSA event for a discussion on the quantity and quality of science reporting in Australia.

Why does an editor employ specialist reporters in these areas? What benefits do they bring to the paper? Does the addition of specialist reporters give a media outlet additional credibility, and how well do media outlets cover science without reporters with a science background?

Podcast available at

http://riausondemand.org.au/event/ascsa-monthly-science-in-the-media-and-an-editors-perspective/