Preprints in Motion

Episode 21: Science in motion: How journalists’ approach using preprints

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Episode notes

This week we discuss how journalists approach using preprints with Alice Fleerackers (@FleerackersA), a PhD student at the Simon Fraser University (@SFU). She tells us how she went behind the scenes and to examine the decision making process of journalists on whether to use preprints or not, how they contextualized the science, and what practices they use to evaluate preprints. We discuss the benefits of preprints and highlight the importance of science communication and our role as scientists to prevent the spread of misinformation.

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This episode was produced by Emma Wilson and edited by Jonny Coates and John D Howard.

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