You can help get more science news on radio
A group of young scientists from the University of Queensland has started a petition to improve coverage of science in radio news bulletins. They are targeting Triple J, Australia’s publicly-owned youth radio network. Here’s the wording:
We, the undersigned, believe that science deserves equivalent representation to that of politics, culture, breaking news, and sport. We believe that science is both interesting and relevant, and meaningfully contributes to our understanding of the world (and universe) around us. Therefore, we hereby petition Triple J (Australia’s publicly owned youth radio station) to include an ‘In science’ report in their hourly news updates, of one or more contemporary and current science news items and of at least 20 seconds duration.
It sounds like a perfectly good cause to me. You can sign the petition here.