Media briefing. Reporting research: Using evidence for effective journalism

Abstract

Researchers working for universities, governments or private companies are doing vital investigation into issues – such as clean water, food security and sexual health – that directly affect the everyday life of people around the world. However, they often communicate the results only to other researchers.

Research findings can create powerful stories for news and features that are directly relevant to audiences.

This briefing offers support and ideas for journalists on using research to create debates and inform people of problems and possible solutions that can change or even save their lives.

Citation

Panos London, London, UK, 8 pp.

Media briefing. Reporting research: Using evidence for effective journalism

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