Many people email me who want a career in science communication. This is awesome. But I can't write a super long response to each because I don't have the time. I feel guilty. This career choice should be resoundingly supported. So I am compiling all my science communication career advice here.
During a webinar I hosted with Dr. Ken Foster and Dr. Jerry Shively on food waste and inequality, audience members submitted many questions we didn’t have time to answer. We’ve turned these questions into a public Q&A.
Food security is not the most exciting nor alluring of issues, but it is one of the most important. And technology will play a crucial role in how we feed the world. The decisions we make about technology today will carry major ramifications down the line.
I'm not of the mindset that things get better when they're swept under the rug. I've never seen that work. I worked to create a site that lays it out there. Here are GMOs. Here's the science. Now you go decide.
What is communication? It kind of schmoozes into marketing and public relations. It creeps around the fringe of management. It haunts sales. It can be private, public, inward, outward. It's a science, but wait it's an art. Communication is everywhere and often nowhere. It's well-defined and ill-defined. It's ignored when all is good yet mourned and [...]