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Need an expert source for a story, but not sure where to find them? A branch of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, SciLine provides "timely access to trustworthy, articulate experts...[on] science-related issues," by connecting journalists and field experts. Journalists can navigate to the online request form by selecting the "I Need an Expert" button in the For Journalists section (located mid-way down the page). Using this form, writers then detail the essentials they are looking for: the type of expertise needed, deadline, and a basic synopsis of the story they are writing. From there, SciLine's "matching experts" will connect journalists with credible scientists to assist their research. In addition to this tailored service, SciLine features a collection of Fact Sheets, "evidence-based, factual summaries of newsworthy scientific issues," on a range of topics, such as "Lead in U.S. Drinking Water," "Wildfire Trends in the United States," and "Gene Drives." These fact sheets provide condensed information, resource lists, and key definitions that may appeal to a wide variety of readers. Scientists interested in being a part of SciLine's expert database can also fill out a registration form under the For Scientists tab on the site.
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2020-01-31
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