Report Deplores Science-Media Gap

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Science  27 Mar 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5359, pp. 2036
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5359.2036

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A communications gap between scientists and journalists is preventing the public from learning about scientific discoveries and their impact on society, according to a recent survey of 1400 professionals in both fields. The results of the survey are part of a new report that recommends narrowing the gap by training scientists to be more media-savvy and by giving reporters better access to databases and to scientific spokespersons.