World Conference of Science Journalists 2019

Deep sea mining, indigenous science, the future of space exploration—Journalism has never been more important to the future of our planet. Science and technology pervade all areas of modern reporting, including politics, foreign affairs and the economy.
Join journalism colleagues and top scientists from around the world to learn more about the future of journalism, science […]

President’s Update April 2019

How does Aussie science reporting rate?
Lisa Bailey, ASC President
The quality of Aussie science reporting? Average, if you ask a bunch of journalists who cover science, researchers themselves and science communicators.
A recent paper by Merryn McKinnon, Bronte Black, Sophie Bobillier, Kirsten Hood and Madeleine Parker from CPAS examined the perceptions of science media coverage by […]

Where has SciCom taken you?

Feature Interview with Lisa Bailey, ASC President
Lisa Bailey reflects on her experiences working in Science Communication (SciCom)

Where has SciCom taken you Lisa?
Weird places I didn’t expect SciCom to take me – that time in 2011 when I was 5 months pregnant, in Coober Pedy with a solar car, holding 3.4kg of solid gold that is […]

Science in The Pink City

2018 ASC grant recipient Linda Hales reports on her recent trip to the lab tours in Toulouse
How do you get an arachnophobe to stand in a small room next to a big glass container of spiders? One way to lure them in is by simply saying there’s interesting research being done in that room. That, […]

President’s Update March 2019

A short and sweet call out for contacts
It’s reached that point in the year where you’ve blinked and a couple of months have already passed.  Students are heading back across the country and, and it’s a good time to set some plans on what ASC could focus on in 2019.  I’d like to focus on […]

President’s Update February 2019

In defence of daydreaming
Often the work of a science communicator is focused on the ‘doing’ of the work.  There’s always deadlines for delivery of some tangible activity- writing an article, running an event, delivering a workshop, designing a program.  It’s all too easy to get stuck in the process of doing the work, or thinking […]

Victoria ASC President; Lynette Plenderleith Scope interview

Victoria ASC President; Lynette Plenderleith Scope interview
 

Why did you choose to study science?

I grew up in the bush. Although we didn’t call it the bush, because it was England. But nonetheless I grew up around wildlife and weather and mud and I loved it. Most of my family were biologists of one kind or another, […]

Silos or ecosystems? Reflections on ASC2018

Lizzie Crouch, David Robertson and Djuke Veldhuis of Monash University attended the 10th annual Australian Science Communicators conference (ASC2018) in Sydney in November 2018. Here, they jointly reflect on the conversations they had and sessions they attended.
None of us knew what to expect when attending the ASC2018. Having spent a large part of our recent […]

President’s Update December 2018

Lisa Bailey
Happy New Year. What will 2019 have in store for us?  Here’s my new year’s listicle of things to keep your eye on as a science communicator in 2019…

The Periodic table turns 150! There’s a special place to celebrate the role that an Australian research teamhelped contribute to the discovery and creation of element […]

My Fabulous Internship with Refraction Media

Carmen Spears
In 2018, I was fortunate to win the opportunity to intern with Refraction Media through the support of the Australian Science Communicators.
With the goal of learning everything I needed to be a freelance science writer, I left my kids and husband at home in Melbourne and flew to Sydney to spend four weeks in […]