Science bloggers' self-perceived communication roles

Paige Brown Jarreau
2015 JCOM: Journal of Science Communication  
This study addresses an open question about science bloggers' self-perceived roles as science communicators. Previous research has investigated the roles science journalists see themselves engaging in, but such research has failed to capture the experiences of science bloggers as a broad and diverse group that is yet often very different in their practices from professional journalists. In this study, a survey of over 600 science bloggers reveals that on the broadest level, science bloggers see
more » ... cience bloggers see themselves engaging most often as explainers of science and public intellectuals. Perceived communication role depends predominantly on occupation, science communication training, blog affiliation and gender.
doi:10.22323/2.14040202 fatcat:ytehdeuokzeafbmdyq7nomjs2i