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LinkedIn champion publishes weekly link tips about science communication

The Week’s Top Science Communication Stories is a weekly link list published on LinkedIn by Kirk Englehardt at Georgia Tech—a true LinkedIn champion who demonstrates the true potential of this media platform.
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”If you talk to the press, people might offer you gold mines”

Popular science twitterer @AstroKatie, a.k.a. Katherine J Mack, gave an interview for the Economist and then received a request from a firm looking for a use for an exhausted goldmine–something may be just the right kind of environment for a astro physics lab!

”Don’t write a word unless you have something to contribute”

Marc Bousquet, associate professor of English at Emory University, recently wrote a comment worth considering in The Chronicle of Higher Education: Keep the ‘Research,’ Ditch the ‘Paper’

Media training in two minutes

What is the wise thing to do when a journalist knocks on the lab door and wants to write about your research? The answer is this: take a big breath, buy some time, gather your thoughts and then bid them welcome with the ambition to take command of the interview—in a curious and friendly way.

The Eloquent Science Interview

A major source of inspiration for Scientia Crastina is Eloquent Science which is both a book and a blog—together they are compulsory reading for the early career scientist interested in modern communication. Scientia Crastina sent some…

Search Engine Optimization for scientists

The publishing company Wiley-Blackwell has a special web site for article and book authors and has included some advice about search engine optimization with examples.