Following up on last week’s Irish Skeptics Society lecture on science communication, journalist John Holden filed a report on the Irish politics and current affairs website, Politico.ie.
As part of his analysis, Holden notes that: “In the Irish media there is still only one page per week devoted to ‘hard science’ (in The Irish Times) and sporadic articles here and there in other papers. Science related to health is more widely covered due to its social relevance. But unless other science news can be linked to popular culture… it’s not going to generate much interest outside of the proverbial lab.”
Politico.ie was founded by renowned broadcaster Vincent Browne and journalist Malachy Browne in 2009, as a forum for independent investigative journalism, political commentary, and media analysis in Ireland and abroad. The site publishes daily articles and columns by top Irish journalists and reporters, as well as streaming TV3‘s popular current affairs programme, ‘Tonight with Vincent Browne‘.
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