The Problem with Science Writers

The problem with science writers is that they are losing their jobs, according to Chris Mooney, a freelance writer, author, and blogger, at Beyond Belief 3 held at The Salk Institute. Mooney cites in 2005 that only 7 percent of the members in the National Association of Science Writers is made up of full-time science journalists at media outlets.

Mooney also referred to a 2008 Pew study that found if you watch five hours of cable news, one minute will be devoted to science and technology.


Mooney begins talking about the media around 12:20 into the video.