Science journalism: the importance of shaping the communication channel between scientists and the general public
English version available Jornalismo científico: a importância da estruturação do canal de comunicação entre cientistas e o público em geralDOI: 10.7594/revbio.15.01.01 Science journalism: the importance of shaping the communication channel between scientists and the general public 1 21 *
Sergio E. Lew & Hernan G. Rey
“This reduction is reported to have had a realimpact on the risk that incidence of the diseases will increase with potentially serious consequences to those affected”; canbe read in the Leveson report (see below) which was released right before the outbreak of a measles epidemic in Wales thatcaused several people to get infected with the measles and the death of a 25 year-old man from Swansea. In 2011, following the scandal associated with the behaviour of the newspaper News of the World, the Levesoninquiry committee was created in the UK to review the cultu- re, practices and ethics of the press in the UK (The LevesoninInquiry, 2012).