Making the Complex Understandable

The rapidly changing scientific, medical and technical landscape requires the skills of a special type of journalist who can both understand and explain these changes to the general population. Science journalists take complicated concepts, interpret them, and communicate them in a manner that is more easily understood by those of us who do not have a technical or science background. In this time of deadly pandemics, climate change, and species extinction, science journalism plays a vital role in bringing important stories to the attention of the general public. And even though the very existence of scientific fact has become a weapon in some of the more contentious social, political, and environmental debates of the day, science journalists are professionals committed to providing essential information in an unbiased manner.

To learn more about science journalism and to access Ocean Connect’s wide range of educational and career resources, please visit our Science Journalism snapshot.