Handbook for Science Public Information Officers

In this book, reporter-turned-PIO W. Matthew Shipman offers guidance to both new and experienced PIOs about how to make good decisions and serve as effective liaisons between their institutions and the public.

Author: W. Matthew Shipman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226179469

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In today s changing media landscape, institutions such as universities, state and federal agencies, laboratories, nonprofit organizations, and research societies increasingly employ science public information officers to get the word out about the scientific research they are conducting or sponsoring. These PIOs now outnumber traditional science journalists and are increasingly responsible for communicating science to wider audiences. In this book, reporter-turned-PIO W. Matthew Shipman offers guidance to both new and experienced PIOs about how to make good decisions and serve as effective liaisons between their institutions and the public. Throughout, he focuses on applying general principles of effective communication to the specific challenges of explaining complex science to nonexpert audiences, coaching scientists to interact with the media, and navigating the particular types of communications crises that arise out of scientific research."

Handbook for Science Public Information Officers

This is where a public information officer (PIO) comes in. A PIO's job is to make his or her employer look good. A science PIO's job is to make his or her research institution look good by emphasizing the importance of the institution's ...

Author: W. Matthew Shipman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226179636

Category: Science

Page: 176

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Whether sharing a spectacular shot from a deep-space probe, announcing a development in genetic engineering, or crafting an easy-to-reference list of cancer risk factors, science public information officers, or PIOs, serve as scientific liaisons, connecting academic, nonprofit, government, and other research organizations with the public. And as traditional media outlets cut back on their science coverage, PIOs are becoming a vital source for science news. W. Matthew Shipman’s Handbook for Science Public Information Officers covers all aspects of communication strategy and tactics for members of this growing specialty. It includes how to pitch a story, how to train researchers to navigate interviews, how to use social media effectively, and how to respond to a crisis. The handbook offers a wealth of practical advice while teaching science PIOs how to think critically about what they do and how they do it, so that they will be prepared to take advantage of any situation, rather than being overwhelmed by it. For all science communicators—whether they’re starting their careers, crossing over from journalism or the research community, or professional communicators looking to hone their PIO skills—Shipman’s Handbook for Science Public Information Officers will become their go-to reference.

Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology

PEST (public engagement with science and technology) 5 Peters, H. P. 78, 79, 189 Phillips, L. 162 Pielke, R.(Jr.) 175,180, 181 PIO (Public Information Officer), science 58, 61, 64 Piotrow, P.T. 204 PISA (Programme for International ...

Author: Massimiano Bucchi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135049461

Category: Science

Page: 274

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Communicating science and technology is a high priority of many research and policy institutions, a concern of many other private and public bodies, and an established subject of training and education. Over the past few decades, the field has developed and expanded significantly, both in terms of professional practice and in terms of research and reflection. The Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology provides a state-of-the-art review of this fast-growing and increasingly important area, through an examination of the research on the main actors, issues, and arenas involved. In this brand-new revised edition, the book brings the reviews up-to-date and deepens the analysis. As well as substantial reworking of many chapters, it gives more attention to digital media and the global aspects of science communication, with the inclusion of four new chapters. Several new contributors are added to leading mass-communication scholars, sociologists, public-relations practitioners, science writers, and others featured herein. With key questions for further discussion highlighted in each chapter, the handbook is a student-friendly resource and its scope and expert contributors mean it is also ideal for both practitioners and professionals working in the field. Combining the perspectives of different disciplines and of different geographical and cultural contexts, this original text provides an interdisciplinary and global approach to the public communication of science and technology. It is a valuable resource for students, researchers, educators, and professionals in media and journalism, sociology, the history of science, and science and technology.

How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper 8th Edition

Science 349:846–848. 2. Bern, C. 2015. Chagas' disease. N. Engl. J. Med. 373:456–466. 3. Shipman, W. M. 2015. Handbook for science public information officers. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Citation Order System 1.

Author: Barbara Gastel

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440842634

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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Now thoroughly updated and expanded, this new edition of a classic guide offers practical advice on preparing and publishing journal articles as well as succeeding in other communication-related aspects of a scientific career. • Provides practical, easy-to-read, and immediately applicable guidance on preparing each part of a scientific paper: from the title and abstract, through each section of the main text, to the acknowledgments and references • Explains step by step how to decide to which journal to submit a paper, what happens to a paper after submission, and how to work effectively with a journal throughout the publication process • Includes key advice on other communication important to success in scientific careers, such as giving presentations and writing proposals • Presents an insightful insider's view of how journals actually work—and describes how best to work with them

Science Communication

Gregory J and Miller S (1998) Science in Public—Communication, Culture, and Credibility. Basic Books. Shipman WM (2015) Handbook for Science Public Information Officers. University of Chicago Press.

Author: Sarah R. Davies

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137503664

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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This book describes current practices in science communication, from citizen science to Twitter storms, and celebrates this diversity through case studies and examples. However, the authors also reflect on how scholars and practitioners can gain better insight into science communication through new analytical methods and perspectives. From science PR to the role of embodiment and materiality, some aspects of science communication have been under-studied. How can we better notice these? Science Communication provides a new synthesis for Science Communication Studies. It uses the historical literature of the field, new empirical data, and interdisciplinary thought to argue that the frames which are typically used to think about science communication often omit important features of how it is imagined and practised. It is essential reading for students, scholars, and practitioners of science education, science and technology studies, museum studies, and media and communication studies.

Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security 4 Volume Set

10.2 Internal Communication During an emergency managed primarily by the utility, the public information officer (PIO) can be responsible for providing information to on-site staff. Many utilities set up employee hotlines, ...

Author: John G. Voeller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471761303

Category: Science

Page: 2888

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The Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security is an essential and timely collection of resources designed to support the effective communication of homeland security research across all disciplines and institutional boundaries. Truly a unique work this 4 volume set focuses on the science behind safety, security, and recovery from both man-made and natural disasters has a broad scope and international focus. The Handbook: Educates researchers in the critical needs of the homeland security and intelligence communities and the potential contributions of their own disciplines Emphasizes the role of fundamental science in creating novel technological solutions Details the international dimensions of homeland security and counterterrorism research Provides guidance on technology diffusion from the laboratory to the field Supports cross-disciplinary dialogue in this field between operational, R&D and consumer communities

Science Blogging

MATT SHIPMAN is a science writer and public information officer at North Carolina State University. He writes the Communication Breakdown blog for SciLogs, and is the author of The Handbook for Science Public Information Officers ...

Author: Christie Wilcox

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300221077

Category: Computers

Page: 288

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Here is the essential how-to guide for communicating scientific research and discoveries online, ideal for journalists, researchers, and public information officers looking to reach a wide lay audience. Drawing on the cumulative experience of twenty-seven of the greatest minds in scientific communication, this invaluable handbook targets the specific questions and concerns of the scientific community, offering help in a wide range of digital areas, including blogging, creating podcasts, tweeting, and more. With step-by-step guidance and one-stop expertise, this is the book every scientist, science writer, and practitioner needs to approach the Wild West of the Web with knowledge and confidence.

The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication

Shipman, W. Matthew. (2015a). Handbook for science public information officers. Chicago: University of Chicago Press Books. Shipman, W. Matthew. (2015b). What is a science PIO's job? http://www.scilogs.com/communication_breakdown/ ...

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190497637

Category: Psychology

Page: 608

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The proposal to vaccinate adolescent girls against the human papilloma virus ignited political controversy, as did the advent of fracking and a host of other emerging technologies. These disputes attest to the persistent gap between expert and public perceptions. Complicating the communication of sound science and the debates that surround the societal applications of that science is a changing media environment in which misinformation can elicit belief without corrective context and likeminded individuals are prone to seek ideologically comforting information within their own self-constructed media enclaves. Drawing on the expertise of leading science communication scholars from six countries, The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication not only charts the media landscape - from news and entertainment to blogs and films - but also examines the powers and perils of human biases - from the disposition to seek confirming evidence to the inclination to overweight endpoints in a trend line. In the process, it draws together the best available social science on ways to communicate science while also minimizing the pernicious effects of human bias. The Handbook adds case studies exploring instances in which communication undercut or facilitated the access to scientific evidence. The range of topics addressed is wide, from genetically engineered organisms and nanotechnology to vaccination controversies and climate change. Also unique to this book is a focus on the complexities of involving the public in decision making about the uses of science, the regulations that should govern its application, and the ethical boundaries within which science should operate. The Handbook is an invaluable resource for researchers in the communication fields, particularly in science and health communication, as well as to scholars involved in research on scientific topics susceptible to distortion in partisan debate.

Exploring Science Communication

Handbook for Science Public Information Officers: Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Stehr, Nico. 2012. 'Knowledge Societies'. In George Ritzer (ed.) ...

Author: Ulrike Felt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529715521

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Exploring Science Communication demonstrates how science and technology studies approaches can be explicitly integrated into effective, powerful science communication research. Through a range of case studies, from climate change and public parks to Facebook, museums, and media coverage, it helps you to understand and analyse the complex and diverse ways science and society relate in today’s knowledge intensive environments. Notable features include: A focus on showing how to bring academic STS theory into your own science communication research Coverage of a range of topics and case studies illustrating different analyses and approaches Speaks to disciplines across Media & Communication, Science & Technology Studies, Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences and related areas. With this book you will learn how science communication can be more than just about disseminating facts to the public, but actually generative, leading to new understanding, research, and practices.

Handbook for Public Information Officers U S Army

RADIO - TV BRANCH PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE THIRD UNITED STATES ARMY RAYMOND 3131 , EXTENSION 5222 FORT MCPHERSON ... not only the advance of healing to the position of science , but the constant operation of an age - old instinct .

Author: United States. Department of the Army. Public Information Division


ISBN: IOWA:31858047382001

Category: Public relations

Page: 133

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Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology

In the scientific world, it is best known as public information practice, named after the title that many universities and federal agencies give its practitioners: public information officers (PIOs). While not all PIOs in science today ...

Author: Massimiano Bucchi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134170142

Category: Science

Page: 274

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Comprehensive yet accessible, this key Handbook provides an up-to-date overview of the fast growing and increasingly important area of ‘public communication of science and technology’, from both research and practical perspectives. As well as introducing the main issues, arenas and professional perspectives involved, it presents the findings of earlier research and the conclusions previously drawn. Unlike most existing books on this topic, this unique volume couples an overview of the practical problems faced by practitioners with a thorough review of relevant literature and research. The practical Handbook format ensures it is a student-friendly resource, but its breadth of scope and impressive contributors means that it is also ideal for practitioners and professionals working in the field. Combining the contributions of different disciplines (media and journalism studies, sociology and history of science), the perspectives of different geographical and cultural contexts, and by selecting key contributions from appropriate and well-respected authors, this original text provides an interdisciplinary as well as a global approach to public communication of science and technology.

The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science

... E. Miller Handbook for Science Public Information Officers W. Matthew Shipman A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations Kate L. Turabian Student's Guide to Writing College Papers Kate L. Turabian A Handbook ...

Author: Scott L. Montgomery

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226144504

Category: Reference

Page: 312

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This book is a comprehensive guide to scientific communication that has been used widely in courses and workshops as well as by individual scientists and other professionals since its first publication in 2002. This revision accounts for the many ways in which the globalization of research and the changing media landscape have altered scientific communication over the past decade. With an increased focus throughout on how research is communicated in industry, government, and non-profit centers as well as in academia, it now covers such topics as the opportunities and perils of online publishing, the need for translation skills, and the communication of scientific findings to the broader world, both directly through speaking and writing and through the filter of traditional and social media. It also offers advice for those whose research concerns controversial issues, such as climate change and emerging viruses, in which clear and accurate communication is especially critical to the scientific community and the wider world.

The SAGE Handbook of Public Relations

Political scientists have also examined the role of crises and disasters in setting the public policy agenda. ... communication between first responder agencies for coordination purposes and for public information officers training.

Author: Robert L. Heath

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412977807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 773

View: 189


Reflecting advances in theory, research, and application in the discipline since the publication of the Handbook of Public Relations in 2001, this new volume is global in scope and unmatched in its coverage of both academic research and professional best practice. It presents major theories in the words of the leading advocates for each theory; positions public relations as a positive force to help make society more fully functional; and challenges academics and practitioners to identify best practices that can inform the work of those in the profession.

Handbook of Public Relations

Because elected officials and the process of electing them are hot topics for media coverage , the impor- Allen ( 1978 ) described the social science methtance of public relations support and counsel at odology of the Delphi technique ...

Author: Robert L. Heath

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412909546

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 816

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This is a comprehensive and detailed examination of the field, which reviews current scholarly literature. This contributed volume stresses the role PR plays in building relationships between organizations, markets, audiences and the public.

Handbook on Communicating and Disseminating Behavioral Science

Had the researcher simply called the institution's science PIO before the interview, he would have been warned. That's the primary reason why scientists and scholars should partner with an institution's public information officers when ...

Author: Melissa K. Welch-Ross

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452216386

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

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The Handbook on Communicating and Disseminating Behavioral Science assembles for the first time in a single volume research, scholarship and practices from across relevant disciplines and professions to give a coherent picture for both students in the classroom and scholars. Designed as both a text and a handbook, it provides insights into the main actors, contemporary themes and approaches, key challenges, and the broader conditions that influence whether and how the work occurs. Contributors include: behavioral scientists; journalism and communication scholars; mass media reporters, editors and producers from print, television and radio; representatives of think tanks and advocacy organizations; and professional communicators from a university, a scientific society, and a national social issue campaign. All bring an accomplished record of sharing behavioral science to inform policy, mass media, service professions, and the public. Though scholarly, the book brings together leading authorities who are both "doers" and "thinkers" to offer insights into how the work is done and to illuminate the underlying conceptual and empirical issues. The book also advances the dissemination and communication of behavioral research as an area of scientific inquiry in is own right, one that holds vast opportunities for the field of behavioral science. Contributors offer recommendations for programs of research that should be at the top of the research agenda. As a book of core readings written to be accessible to both professionals and students, the book is poised to be a staple of any serious attempt to introduce behavioral scientists to key issues in communicating and disseminating behavioral science and to advance their capacity to understand and conduct the work. It is also an unrivaled resource for student and professional science communicators seeking to learn more about the challenges of communicating behavioral research.

The Public Relations Handbook

The information officer was not regarded as anything other than a press officer and there was no hint of the enormous range of disciplines contained in the ... We are not engaged in an exact science ' ( James 1975 : 11 , 13 ) .

Author: Alison Theaker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415317924

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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In this updated edition of the successful handbook, a detailed introduction to the theories and practices of the public relations industry is given. Broad in scope, it traces the history and development of public relations, explores ethical issues which affect the industry, examines its relationships with politics, lobbying organisations and journalism, assesses its professionalism and regulation, and advises on training and entry into the profession. It includes: * interviews with press officers and PR agents about their working practices * case studies, examples, press releases and illustrations from a range of campaigns including Railtrack, Marks and Spencer, Guinness and the Metropolitan Police * specialist chapters on financial public relations, global PR, business ethics, on-line promotion and the challenges of new technology * over twenty illustrations from recent PR campaigns. In this revised and updated practical text, Alison Theaker successfully combines theoretical and organisational frameworks for studying public relations with examples of how the industry works in practice.

Handbook of Research on Technoethics

press releases, information and public relations officers, professional society meetings, scientific journals, and interviews (Nelkin, 1995: 105). However, journalists often lack the time, means or expertise to seek out independent ...

Author: Luppicini, Rocci

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605660233

Category: Computers

Page: 1082

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"This book traces the emergence of the new interdisciplinary field of technoethics by exploring its conceptual development, important issues, and key areas of current research. Compiling 50 authoritative articles from leading researchers on the ethical dimensions of new technologies"--Provided by publisher.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

In government , public relations specialists — who may be called press secretaries , information officers , public affairs specialists , or communications specialists — keep the public informed about the activities of government ...



ISBN: MINN:31951D019105644

Category: Employment forecasting


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Describes 250 occupations which cover approximately 107 million jobs.

Handbook of Research on Library Response to the COVID 19 Pandemic

Skills and Competencies to provide access to public information The purpose of this objective was to assess the professional knowledge and skills of information officers responsible for the dissemination of public information.

Author: Holland, Barbara

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799864516

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 537

View: 829


Since the spread of COVID-19, conferences have been canceled, schools have closed, and libraries around the world are facing difficult decisions on which services to offer and how, ranging from minimal restrictions to full closures. Depending on the country, state, or city, a government may have a different approach, sometimes ordering the closure of all institutions, others indicating that it’s business as usual, and others simply leaving decisions up to library directors. All libraries worldwide have been affected, from university libraries to public library systems and national libraries. Throughout these closures, libraries continue to provide services to their communities, which has led to an emerging area of research on library services, new emerging technologies, and the advancements made to libraries during this global health crisis. The Handbook of Research on Library Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic consists of chapters that contain essential library services and emerging research and technology that evolved and/or has continued during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the challenges and opportunities that have been undertaken as a result. The chapters provide in-depth research, surveys, and information on areas such as remote working, machine learning, data management, and the role of information during COVID-19. This book is a valuable reference tool for practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in the current state of libraries during a pandemic and the future outlook.

The Routledge Handbook of Magazine Research

investigates the types and quality of health information reported in Glamour and Men's Health magazines, suggesting, among others, that health experts, public information officers and journalists can offer readers more information about ...

Author: David Abrahamson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317524533

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 650

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Scholarly engagement with the magazine form has, in the last two decades, produced a substantial amount of valuable research. Authored by leading academic authorities in the study of magazines, the chapters in The Routledge Handbook of Magazine Research not only create an architecture to organize and archive the developing field of magazine research, but also suggest new avenues of future investigation. Each of 33 chapters surveys the last 20 years of scholarship in its subject area, identifying the major research themes, theoretical developments and interpretive breakthroughs. Exploration of the digital challenges and opportunities which currently face the magazine world are woven throughout, offering readers a deeper understanding of the magazine form, as well as of the sociocultural realities it both mirrors and influences. The book includes six sections: -Methodologies and structures presents theories and models for magazine research in an evolving, global context. -Magazine publishing: the people and the work introduces the roles and practices of those involved in the editorial and business sides of magazine publishing. -Magazines as textual communication surveys the field of contemporary magazines across a range of theoretical perspectives, subjects, genre and format questions. -Magazines as visual communication explores cover design, photography, illustrations and interactivity. -Pedagogical and curricular perspectives offers insights on undergraduate and graduate teaching topics in magazine research. -The future of the magazine form speculates on the changing nature of magazine research via its environmental effects, audience, and transforming platforms.