Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Review article
30 Jun 2016
Review article |  | 30 Jun 2016

Geoscience on television: a review of science communication literature in the context of geosciences

Rolf Hut, Anne M. Land-Zandstra, Ionica Smeets, and Cathelijne R. Stoof


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AR by Rolf Hut on behalf of the Authors (07 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Apr 2016) by Iain Stewart
Short summary
To help geo-scientists prepare for TV appearances, we review the scientific literature on effective science communication related to TV. We identify six main themes: scientist motivation, target audience, narratives and storytelling, jargon and information transfer, relationship between scientists and journalists, and stereotypes of scientists on TV. We provide a detailed case study as illustration for each theme.