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Engaging with the media, whatever your walk of life, comes with challenges andopportunities. For us as scientists, both are perhaps thrown into sharp relief: can a need for caveat and caution ever truly coexist with a constant drive for readers, viewers, listeners?
In this month's special feature (p.36), our stellar and varied line-up consider the issues and try to offer some practical tips.Fundamental differences emerge, such as timescale. Journalist Tom Chivers admits to being 'like a mayï¬‚y trying to understand continental drift'. But there's common ground too, and an increasing number of people doing a great job of straddling any divide. One theme that emerges strongly is that 'there are many good, kind and ethical people working in the media', and thatwe owe it to our profession and to the public to have a voice across the various channels that now exist.
There are online extras around the piece, and we hope that it continues to grow into a positive and practical resource.
Dr Jon Sutton
Pensions; leaders; obituaries; and more
Mohamed al-Khougali writes
Aesthetic surgery; virtual reality; refugees; research; and more
'She's afï¬‚icted by these memories... they ï¬‚ood her'
Jack Dutton investigates
Psychologists and the media: Opportunities and challenges
Contributions from Uta Frith, Claudia Hammond, Sophie Scott, Dean Burnett, Hamira Riaz, Essi Viding, Tanya Byron, Funke Baffour, Aleks Krotoski, and many more, with practical tips based on their experiences
'They're grasping at life... the young person doesn't want to die'
Alexandra Tyler meets Beverley Barclay MBE
Anne Collard-Scruby on her work in air trafï¬c control; and we hear from Bianca Neumann-May
Jobs in psychology
Books Q+As; 'My shelï¬e'; and more
With Adam Buxton
World War Two's 'awkward lot'
A to Z
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