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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 336–339.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of pictures. Good pictures can make all the difference. A compelling photo can gain a story prominent newspaper coverage; and the rule is that without interesting pictures, there is no television story. There is a lot scientists can do to make the media work to their advantage. Unless they learn to use...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.067
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... conservation. Not only do the prejudices of the general public have to be overcome , but so too do the negative pre-conceptions of those in editorial and financial control of the outlets. This is especially true of television, the major vehicle for getting a generalist message into the family home. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
10.7882/FS.2007.051
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... The need to present scientific research to a popular audience is becoming increasingly apparent. Presenting arid zone research in the media, particularly on television, raises a number of difficulties that are best solved through planning and preparation. Awareness of the logistical problems...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 298–315.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Len Martin Do scientists maintain a public silence over major issues for fear of the media? I argue that the threat is more apparent than real, and while the relationship can be stressful, scientists and journalists have much in common in searching for the truth. TV treatment of complex scientific...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.008
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... as dark, evil, bloodsucking monsters. We gathered ancient and modern references to bats, from books, newspapers, radio and TV, the internet and other sources, to explore attitudes to bats. We examined a number of recent books and feel inspired at the change from the stereotypic images that have haunted so...
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Australian Zoologist (2024)
Published: 24 January 2024
... to demonstrate relatability of flying-foxes (Fig. 22). Children s entertainment Children s entertainment is a major industry in the developed world, particularly children s television programming, that has an influential cultural role (Pecora 1998). Wildlife species that feature on television shows gain exposure...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 462–467.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to distribute information about research and as public forums where research can be discussed (Bik and Goldstein 2013; Bickford et al. 2012; Collins et al. 2016; McClain and Neeley 2014). Traditional research communications were mostly a one-way affair; the story could be broadcast via television, radio...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 243–255.
Published: 06 May 2022
..., were hard to bear. Mathews has captured what was almost nightly fare on TV and in other media during the fires. Concern for koalas had reached a new height in the national imagination. What was not on TV, nor in the book Continent aflame, nor in Mathews chapter, nor in the NSW Parliamentary enquiry...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 17–25.
Published: 01 December 2017
... (in my supermarket), as well as how they are packaged, marketed and presented, at weekly, if not daily, intervals. I see similarly frequent variation in the diets we are exhorted to adopt, as dietary recommendations are presented in magazines, on radio and television, through social media , and so...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 329–335.
Published: 17 March 2014
... commitment to science communication began early in 1997 when the ABC employed me as a Trainee Science Broadcaster. In this role, I learnt skills for presenting the sciences on radio, television and multimedia. Setting Comments made here are from personal observations and tend to be general in nature. So...
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Australian Zoologist (2023) 42 (4): 1050–1061.
Published: 08 February 2023
... football on the TV a rare vice. Barbara was definitely a rare professional in the world of wildlife conservation and management in Australia. There aren t many people on Earth you could send a fox scat in the mail and expect a written reply from, let alone a written reply with an inventory of what...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 287.
Published: 17 March 2014
... from science to the media. Toss Gascoigne and Jenni Metcalfe: TV talent: the good, the bad and the truly dreadful. Preface On 18 October 1997 the Royal Zoological Society of NSW hosted a forum to discuss the relationship between zoology and the media. It was a most successful day, great stories, new...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (3): 417–420.
Published: 17 March 2014
... and were enthralled by the dazzling opening and closing ceremonies. A huge number of Australians went to the venues or watched the events on TV. One can still hear the patriotic chant: "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi". Some of the symbolism of the games was overt and contemporary...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 477–479.
Published: 17 March 2014
... and underwater television could be employed to watch their in their deep-water habitat. Hagfishes are the most repulsive of vertebrates but they are fascinating relics (together with lampreys) of those that dominated the oceans in the Silurian. I studied a range of aspects of their life, from behaviour...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 19–23.
Published: 17 March 2014
... by a journalist and the way the interview was reported or edited. My own experiences with interviews to the press, radio or television are different. I have found that: Almost all journalists quickly grasp and can understand a scientific explanation of environmental problems. If these problems arise...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (1): 28–38.
Published: 04 October 2011
..., John Benjamins, Amsterdam; Philadelphia, PA. Narrative and Identity: Studies in Autobiography, Self, and Culture Campbell, H. and Kraak, A. 1998. Beer and Double Vision: Linking the consumer to the rural through New Zealand television beer advertising. In Australasian Food and Farming...