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for journalists

In collaboration with journalists, scientists and press officers, the SMC has produced a series of ‘briefing notes’ on key scientific issues which provide at-a-glance summaries of controversial topics. As part of the SMC’s submission to the Leveson Inquiry, a set of guidelines for science and health reporting was drawn up in consultation with science reporters.
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for scientists

The Science Media Centre has produced a number of publications for scientists which give tips  for media work, from preparing for an interview to clearly communicating the most important points of a study.
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submissions to committees and inquiries

Fiona Fox and the SMC frequently submit evidence to select committees, inquiries and commissions regarding media coverage of science in the UK.
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about the Science Media Centre

Highlights of the year’s activities are summed up in the SMC’s annual reviews, while a brochure giving an overview of the work of the Centre is available for download.
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foundational documents

Consultation reports that outline the details of the Science Media Centre’s creation are available, plus a report focussing on the MMR controversy that erupted in the years surrounding the founding of the SMC.
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