Guides to reporting science

Science and the media can be strange bedfellows and reporting on science can be a minefield. Scimex is here to help journalists get the science right – whether it's a natural disaster or the latest press release claiming a medical breakthrough. Here are some resources to help you along the way.

Scijourno.com.au contains six modules of study to help working journalists and media students assess the credibility of scientific experts, understand the peer review process, and make sense of research reports and statistics.

A guide to reporting science has been developed by the NZ Science Media Centre. The Desk Guide for Covering Science can be viewed here.

The UK Science Media Centre has also developed a list of the 10 best practice guidelines for reporting science and health stories

Watch an AusSMC online event – Getting your head around numbers and stats