Journalists: Difficult to get useable information from researchers
A new survey released by Swedish magazine Vetenskap & Allmänhet (science and public) shows that lack of time, knowledge and difficulties in obtaining good information from researchers are the biggest obstacles to satisfactory science journalism.
Many journalists report that getting in touch with researchers and getting understandable information should be made easier. However, a great number of journalists say they have a good relation to scientists and a high degree of confidence. One third of the journalists want research results to be disseminated quickly, but amit that there are too many alarmist media reports.