article article by Michael Cox | 14 July 2017 10:30amJAMES ROWLES: “The best science articles are not just good science, they’re good science that we can relate to.”
As a journalist, James Rowles is used to dealing with a range of different genres, from the news to the biography, the biography to the book, the book to the TV show.
But he says he’s not one to focus on just one of them.
“I’ve been doing a lot of different things over the years, and I have a hard time seeing what’s the right one,” he says.
“I try to find a way to combine all of them into one, which is my specialty.”
As it turns out, he’s got an answer.
“What I’m always trying to do is find something that is a little bit more than just science, and is more than a little different,” he explains.
“And I find that by combining all of those things together and getting a little more from the reader, you end up with something that’s more interesting, more interesting and more relatable.”
Rowles has published a number of books, including his biography, The Story of an American, which was adapted into a TV show on Fox.
In between his day job as a journalist and his work as an author, Rowles has worked in a number the fields of medicine, science and journalism.
He’s published more than 200 scientific articles in print, radio and television, and he has a large number of articles in the academic journals.
He also teaches a course in journalism and public relations, and in 2014 he was elected to the US Congress.
“The best scientific articles are the ones that you can relate it to,” he said.
“And I think you have to write that to your readers, because you’re not just going to be able to say ‘look, we did that’.
You have to explain it, and explain why.”
But how do you do that when the subject is not a science topic, but a human one?
Rowles is a keen advocate of science literacy.
“Science literacy is really important in a society where there are a lot more people who don’t understand science,” he explained.
“So it’s really important that you’re talking about things that they know and that they understand, and that it’s not just some abstract, ‘well, science is hard’.”
I think we have to really think about how we’re communicating science to the rest of society, and also how we are making science accessible to them.
We’re going to have to take more responsibility for this, and make sure that we are communicating science clearly.
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