Following are resources to assist researchers in communicating their research.
- A Scientist’s Guide to Talking with the Media
Tips on how to translate abstract concepts into concrete metaphors, craft sound bites, and prepare for interviews. Union of Concerned Scientists.
- Communicating Science in a Post-Newspaper Era
NPR interviews on how the Internet is filling the gap of science news.
- Communicating Science to the Public
Stony Brook University offers courses for current and future scientists and health professionals who want to communicate more effectively about their work.
- Webinar on communicating science, AAAS
Co-hosted by organizers of the TED talks.
- “Don’t Be Such a Scientist,” Randy Olson
A former scientist’s humorous explanation of why scientists often have difficulty communicating with the public.
- Escape from the Ivory Tower
A frank, practical, and entertaining guide that explains how to engage your audience and explain why a particular finding matters. This book helps connect the worlds of science, journalism, and policy.
- Explaining Research
A comprehensive book on explaining your work clearly to important audiences.
- A Guide for Scientists on Giving Comments to Journalists, Ed Young
- “Helping the Public Get Beyond a Blind Date With Science,” Alan Alda
Alan Alda, award-winning actor and visiting professor at the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, talks to NSF about his experiences with communicating science to the general public. Looking to close the gap between the scientific community and the public, Mr. Alda discusses what needs to be improved, and how science can be better understood.