Science bloggers don’t like science journalist… And vice-versa!
“Scientists generally criticize journalists for being over-simplistic, while journalists criticize researchers for being non-communicative. However, with the advent of Web 2.0, some researchers became more communicative by creating their own blogs. (…)
This article discusses the online relationships between science journalists and science bloggers.
The findings of this study show that science journalists do not generally see science blogs as valuable sources of information. At the same time, it confirms that some scientists use their blogs to circumvent traditional media“.
Colson, Vinciane. Science blogs as competing channels for the dissemination of science news. Journalism, October 2011 vol. 12 no. 7, pp. 889-902.