Beyond the Journal: the science of communication
21 Mar 2023
What does it mean to be a science journalist? Nadia El-Awady is the editor and senior science writer at Asia Research News. Read about her journey and passion for science journalism.
04 Jan 2023
Dengue is one of the top ten threats to public health with Asia carrying 70% of the world’s dengue burden. A few weeks ago, the European Union granted market authorization to Takeda Pharmaceutical for their vaccine QDENGA®. Asia Research News spoke with Renata Campos, President of the Growth & Emerging Markets Business Unit about the significance of this approval for global dengue protection.
17 Aug 2022
“The vaccine will give people more time to enjoy life”: an interview with dengue vaccine pioneer Prof. Sutee Yoksan.
20 Jul 2022
The country has been increasing research funding for decades, but its rigid, time-bound approach to research assessment is stifling basic science - Op-Ed by Prof. So Young Kim of KAIST's Global Strategy Institute.
20 May 2022
"Particularly in the Philippine media, science is one news beat that remains under- and misrepresented"
06 Feb 2022
Science communication has come a long way since our early days over 18 years ago. We are proud to continue raising awareness of innovation throughout Asia.
22 Dec 2021
Identifying news values and addressing human elements, science communicators share their perspectives on putting things into a greater context for creating their stories. This post summarises a panel discussion on science communication.
16 Nov 2021
Frontier Myanmar remains committed to independent, in-depth journalism, overcoming the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing political crackdown by the Burmese military following the February 1 coup. Asia Research News spoke with a senior staff member at Frontier based in Yangon.
02 Sep 2021
University of Oxford and their partner AstraZeneca, developed one of the first COVID-19 vaccines. The Oxford University vaccine team has been part of an astonishing story that shifted both global management of COVID-19 and changed vaccinology forever.
17 Aug 2021
화장실을 이용하고 나면 가상화폐로 돈을 지급하고 배설물은 에너지와 퇴비로 전환되는 곳이 있다는 소식이 알려지자 32개국 언론사들이 앞다투어 250개의 기사를 내고, SNS에서는 800번 언급된 곳이 있습니다. 그렇다면 과연 이 프로젝트를 이끌어가고 있는 팀은 이러한 언론의 관심에 어떻게 대응하고 있을까요?
28 Jul 2021
News about a toilet that pays users in digital currency and converts their waste into power and compost attracted around 250 news articles in 32 countries. We have spotted over 800 social media mentions. How is the team coping with the attention?
24 May 2021
Images, video and podcasts are part of the storytelling we do in communications. We should make the most of them to draw in our audiences.
10 Feb 2021
As International Day of Women and Girls in Science and International Women’s Day approach, what can we as communications professionals do to promote and support female researchers in our institutions, academies and universities?
11 Jun 2020
Working in research communications can be intense, with multiple demands coming from different directions in normal times. Is it possible to avoid overload?
06 Apr 2020
Researchers often face the challenge of talking about their findings while conveying uncertainty. How best to communicate confidently without shying away from the limitations?
11 Feb 2020
When a story breaks and the full facts are not clear, what can researchers and communicators do to help media gather information? Should there be a range of voices or one clear message coordinated from the top?
04 Dec 2019
As well as clearing our inboxes at the end of the calendar year, now is a good time to prepare for the next.
01 Nov 2019
A room full of media waiting to hear your news may seem intimidating, but a press conference is an efficient and effective way to communicate your research and an excellent opportunity to look behind the scenes at how news works.
01 Oct 2019
What is it like when hundreds of media outlets in more than 50 countries cover your research news in 20 languages?
05 Sep 2019
The press release is written, approved and sent out. Researchers are prepared for media, and interviews are lined up. Then an embargo break happens... It is possible to make the best of a difficult situation.
17 Aug 2019
While each crisis may throw up its unique challenges, there are many things we can do to prepare ourselves and our organisations to better manage a situation as it unfolds.
17 Jul 2019
Like them or loathe them, embargoes are a part of communicating new scientific research to the media.
06 May 2019
As press officers we work hard to help research news reach broad audiences, but it’s easy to wonder “is my effort making any difference?”
06 Apr 2019
Fears that automation will take our jobs are rife, but press officers need not feel threatened by new tools that translate technical research into lay summaries.
04 Mar 2019
Don't be afraid of using a variety of tools and strategies to spread the word.
01 Feb 2019
You just gave the talk of your career, presenting exciting new results, and got noticed by a journalist. What do you do?
15 Jan 2019
Writing and preparing good quotes requires thought and preparation, but not as much time as you’d think. This month we look at the key to your quote being used.
13 Dec 2018
Despite our best efforts, sometimes it can be impossible to penetrate the news. How can we manage expectations and plan for success?
08 Nov 2018
It’s easy to get excited about a piece of research, write a press release and send it out. Harder is considering why you want to do that, who you are targeting and how you will achieve your aim.