The Science of Communicating Science


Scientific communication research is an increasingly important field in communication and journalism research. The «Science and the Press» Seminar, organized by Mètode journal and the Menendez Pelayo International University in Valencia from September 25th to September 27th, gathers some of the main researchers in the field. We have collected the last articles by these scientists of science communication.


Hans Peter Peters

Sociologist at the Jülich Research Centre and Professor at the Free University of Berlin. His field of research is public communication of science, as well as the interactions between scientists and journalists.

Peters, H. P., 2013. «Gap between Science and Media Revisited: Scientists as Public Communicators» PNAS, 110(3): 14.102-14.109.
Allgaier, J; Dunwoody, S.; Brossard, B.; Lo, Y.-Y, and Peters, H. P., 2013.
«Journalism and Social Media as Means of Observing the Contexts of Science». BioScience,  63(4): 284-287.
Peters, H. P.; Brossard, D.; De Cheveigné, S.; Dunwoody, S.; Kallfass, M.; Miller, S. and S. Tsuchida, 2008. «Science Communication: Interactions with the Mass Media». Science, 321(5.886): 204-205.


Susanna Priest

Susanna Hornig Priest is Professor of Communication at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on the role of science in American culture and society. She is currently the associate editor of the scientific journal Science Communication, and she was associate editor of Public Understanding of Science, the two main journals devoted to the study of science communication.

, S. H., 2012. Nanotechnology and the Public. Risk Perception and Risk Communication. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL.
Liu, H. i S. H. Priest, 2009. «Understanding Public Support for Stem Cell Research: Media Communication, Interpersonal Communication and Trust in Key Actors.» Public Understanding of Science, 18(6): 704-718.
Priest, S. H., 2006. «The Public Opinion Climate for Gene Technologies in Canada and the United States: Competing Voices, Contrasting Frames.» Public Understanding of Science, 15(1): 55-71.



Susanna Priest (in green) with members of her group.


Dominique Brossard

Dominique Brossard is Professor of Communication in the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She leads the Societal Implications of Nanotechnology group in the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC). Her research focuses on the social perception of nanotechnology and the new possibilities of science communication.

, D., 2013. «New Media Landscapes and the Science Information Consumer». PNAS, 110(3): 14.096-14.101.
Brossard, D. and D. A. Scheufele, 2013. «Social Science: Science, New Media, and the Public.» Science,339(6115):40–41.
Brossard, D. and M. C. Nisbet, 2007.«Deference to Scientific Authority Among a Low Information Public: Understanding U.S. Opinion on Agricultural Biotechnology» Int J Public Opin Res,19(1): 24–52.

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