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Bias, advocacy and communications

Two articles have just caught my attention, about the challenges of communicating science and its policy implications. Firstly, Susan MacMillan has written about advocacy communications.

Many science communicators (professional or otherwise) find themselves advocating particular positions, and we probably don’t stop to think about the implications. In fact, if advocacy is our specific objective, we can ask ourselves whether it’s appropriate and how we will achieve it. Continue reading