Let’s talk about communicating science

On March 18, Professor Ian Chubb (Chief Scientist of Australia since 2011) addressed the National Press Club as part of a two day¬†‘Science Meets Parliament‘ event. The group that runs this event (Science and Technology Australia) have three very specific aims: to encourage scientific dialogue between industry, government, and the science and technology community, toContinue reading “Let’s talk about communicating science”

Social Media in a Crisis

An excellent article here details the effective way that the start-up company Buffer dealt with a crisis. When hackers interrupted their normal services, Buffer staff used Twitter, Facebook, and their blog to communicate with their users and assure them that appropriate measures were being taken to deal with the problem. By mitigating outrage with anContinue reading “Social Media in a Crisis”