New Zealand Science Media Centre

The Science Media Centre is an independent resource centre promoting evidence-based media coverage of emerging issues in science and society.    The SMC connects journalists and experts with the aim of improving the quality and quantity of media coverage of science and research. 

We identify science angles in everyday news stories and work proactively with researchers to enable more effective interactions with the media. We work tirelessly to unlock the research sector’s knowledge and expertise in order to inform public discussion of important issues for society in immediately accessible ways.

Since our launch in 2008, we have injected evidence-based comment into more than 20,000 news reports.