The following publications and websites present the fundamentals of explaining science to nonscientists using a variety of media.
Website: ComSciCon Programs
"Communicating science is a workshop series organized by graduate students, for graduate students, focused on science communication skills.Our goal is to empower future leaders in technical communication to share the results from research in their field to broad and diverse audiences, not just practitioners in their fields." – from the ComiSciCon website
Website: The Alda Center
"The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science empowers scientists and health professionals to communicate complex topics in clear, vivid, and engaging ways; leading to improved understanding by the public, media, patients, elected officials, and others outside of their own discipline."
--from the website
Greene lays out the core principles of good, strong, clear writing and elaborates with a plethora of examples illustrating how to apply them. She strives to replicate the experience which the reader would receive in her own writing class; it is evident that she invests quite a lot of time in editing student work.
In the first part of this book, Harmon and Gross provide instructions for writing the various components of a scientific journal article – posing a research problem, choosing a title, structuring the argument, preparing the methods section, and citing sources. In the second part, they discuss proposals, presentations, and articles for lay audiences. In the third section, they conclude with two chapters on writing styles. The two chapters on PowerPoint presentations may seem dated, but the advice regarding the use of visuals remains relevant.
"Through solid examples and concrete advice, Montgomery sets out to help scientists develop their own voice and become stronger communicators. He also teaches readers to think about their work in the larger context of communication about science, addressing the roles of media and the public in scientific attitudes as well as offering advice for those whose research concerns controversial issues such as climate change or emerging viruses. More than ever, communicators need to be able to move seamlessly among platforms and styles. The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science's comprehensive coverage means that scientists and researchers will be able to expertly connect with their audiences, no matter the medium." – from the publisher's website