22 December 2021
For our latest podcast, our CEO Jo Revill spoke with Fiona Fox at the SMC, an independent press office helping to ensure the public has access to the best scientific evidence and expertise through the news media. Fiona offers a fascinating look at how the charity has worked - since January 2020 - throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Listen to the episode below or wherever you access your podcasts. You can download a full transcript below.
In the 30-minute interview, recorded on 10 December 2021, Fiona Fox explained how the Science Media Centre aimed to ensure science reporting was accurate through the pandemic. She told Jo:
We have this group of scientists, including many of your members, on the end of an email willing, I would say even enthusiastic, to answer journalists' questions in order that the public were getting the best, most accurate information... And that really kept us going in those difficult, high pressure times.
The Science Media Centre is a charitable organisation, and the RCPCH has previously donated to it.