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Media contacts and networking

Register as an expert
Sense about Science are an independent charitable trust that equip people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion. They have a database of over 5,000 scientists and work in partnership with scientific bodies, research publishers, policy makers, the public and the media, to change public discussions about science and evidence and were instrumental in the recent libel reform campaign.

They have international Voice of Young Science network, run events, debates and media training and produce publications. Registering as an expert is free, quick and simple on their EvidenceBase

Science Media Centre
The Science Media Centre is an independent organisation based in London who work across the UK to promote the voices, stories and views of the scientific community to the national news media. 

The SMC have a database of scientific experts and arrange press briefings on up and coming science news so contact them if you have a story.

They also have a series of free media tip sheets and specialise in risk communication and coverage of controversial research.

Finding an expert

National co-ordinator for Science Journalism
Frank Swain is the national co-ordinator for science journalism, who can put you in touch with your local journalism school or give you further information about the media. 

Journalisted.com is an independent, not-for-profit website built to make it easier for people to find out more about journalists and what they write about. It is run by the Media Standards Trust and searches the UK national newspaper websites, BBC News and Sky News to tell you who the journalists are and what they write.

Association of British Science Writer's (ABSW) members
You can see profiles of many ABSW members here


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