Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3589–3599, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3589-2018

Special issue: HESS Opinions 2018

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3589–3599, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3589-2018

Opinion article 04 Jul 2018

Opinion article | 04 Jul 2018

HESS Opinions: Science in today's media landscape – challenges and lessons from hydrologists and journalists

Stefanie R. Lutz et al.

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Media play a key role in the communication between scientists and the general public. However, the interaction between scientists and journalists is not always straightforward. In this opinion paper, we present insights from hydrologists and journalists into the benefits, aftermath and potential pitfalls of science–media interaction. We aim to encourage scientists to participate in the diverse and evolving media landscape, and we call on the scientific community to support scientists who do so.