Science Editor Stephen Harris at the Conversation speaks about Science Blogging at a hack day for the European City of Science

Science Editor Stephen Harris at the Conversation speaks about Science Blogging at a hack day for the European City of Science

Science writing, backpack journalism, and mobile media  

This module explores how science writing and journalism has changed in a digital era and the impact on publishing and news production.  You will explore online formats, publishing platforms, and industry standards in mobile science communication. You will gain critical and practical insights into the changing economy of media management, the relationship between traditional print outlets and online media, and where principles of content generation and syndication have changed around new media consumption habits.

Lectures and seminars may cover:

  • The Transformation of Text in Science Communication
  • Digital Design in Science Communication
  • The Backpack Journalist and New Roles in Journalism
  • How mobile Media has Transformed the Communication Ecosystem
  • New Formats of Digital Experience (including VR, Drones)
  • Disruptive Media and Participatory Culture

Recommended Reading

  • Ahmad, Ali Nobil. (2010). “Is Twitter a Useful Tool for Journalists?” Journal of Media Practice 11 (2): 145–55. doi:10.1386/jmpr.11.2.145_1.
  • Kim, Yeojin, and Wilson Lowrey. (2014). “Who Are Citizen Journalists in the Social Media Environment?” Digital Journalism 811 (December 2014): 1–17. doi:10.1080/21670811.2014.930245.
  • Maximilian Schäfer (2017). Science journalism and fact checking, Journal of Science Communication
  • Shirkey, C. (2008) Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations. Penguin Books.
  • Steensen, Steen, and Laura Ahva. (2014). “Theories of Journalism in a Digital Age: An Exploration and Introduction.” Journalism Practice 2786 (July 2015): 1–18. doi:10.1080/17512786.2014.928454.