0000-0001-8462-0271By Clinton Colmenares, BA, Clemson University Since 1995, when I became a medical reporter at a now-defunct independent weekly newspaper called the San Antonio Medical Gazette (RIP), I’ve considered my job to be part writer
0000-0001-8462-0271By Rose Hendricks, MS, University of California San Diego Publishing in scientific journals has long been a linchpin of success in science. But many scientists want their work to enrich the lives of the public
0000-0002-8715-2896PLOSBLOGS Network would like to welcome a new team of accomplished science writers who will be taking on the leadership of this blog going forward. Jason Organ, Krista Hoffmann-Longtin and Bill Sullivan are scientists dedicated to
Ask PLOS ONE authors Kaitlin Raimi, Paul Stern, and Alex Maki about science communication strategies to convey climate change impacts – the topic of our 100th AMA in the PLOS Science Wednesday series: plos.io/ONEAMA100. Open
0000-0002-8715-2896How ecologists and climate scientists can overcome despair and constructively respond to the installation of a climate denier as US president. What is a scientist’s role/best use of his/her time in these times? By John P.
0000-0002-8715-2896Guest post by Rose Hendricks Many people still treat global warming as a contentious political issue, instead of one backed by scientific consensus. For example, in a recent Pew survey, only 48% of all US
0000-0002-8715-2896Certain science categories and subjects dominate the content of our PLOS Blogs Network. Among these, basic research and its clinical translation, critically endangered creatures and habitats and the scientific controversy du jour typically make up the ‘bread and
New roles for science blogs in shifting sci-pub landscape: Paige Jarreau scrubs data from 2016 PLOSBLOGS Reader Survey
0000-0002-8715-2896 By Paige Jarreau Dr. Paige Jarreau is a science communication researcher and freelance science writer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 2016, she undertook a large-scale survey of science blog readers, which was crowd-funded and
0000-0002-8715-2896By Neuroskeptic 20 March 2016 Over the past decade, science blogs have risen to become an important part of science communication and scientific debate. Social media posts, such as tweets, form part of this ecosystem.
Lay summaries, supplements, primers: Scientists (and journals) strive to make science accessible to public (and each other)
0000-0002-8715-2896By Erica Tennenhouse With the rapid pace of scientific advancement, it can be challenging for members of the public to stay informed. News and social media play an important role in translating new science for