Novo artigo do projeto ‘Jornalistas Europeus e o Mar’

The media play an important role in informing us about new developments in our understanding of the sea and raising awareness about its sustainability. However, press coverage of marine issues seems to be modest, compared with the importance oceans have in our lives. In this study, we examine science journalists’ working contexts, motivations, and difficulties in writing about the sea in Europe. We conducted semistructured interviews with 26 journalists who write for quality newspapers from 13 European countries. We found that the recent production of press news on marine issues is mainly conditioned by working contexts in newspapers, the personal and professional interests of journalists, and the available resources to write news. More studies are needed to compare our findings, including with other regions outside Europe.

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Novo artigo: Engaging children in geosciences through storytelling and creative dance

As ciências naturais têm sido tradicionalmente disseminadas em atividades de extensão como apresentações formais e unilaterais. No entanto, estratégias inovadoras estão, cada vez mais, a ser desenvolvidas usando as artes, os jogos e o desenho, entre outros. Este trabalho teve como objetivo testar uma forma alternativa e inovadora de envolver públicos não especialistas em geologia oceânica e costeira por meio de uma combinação de explicações de conceitos científicos e danças criativas.

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