Has Blogging Changed Science Writing?

Alice Bell, science communication lecturer at Imperial College London, is a visiting scholar this month at American University.  At the end of the semester, she gave a guest lecture to my "Science, Environment and the Media" course, analyzing the ways that blogging has changed the nature of science writing. Bell argued that hypertext has yet to fundamentally change the nature of science writing (in part because we still don't take full advantage of technology), but it has made science writers more self-reflexive.You can read a post summarizing her lecture at her blog which elicited feedback from several leading voices including Deborah Blum, Martin Robbins, and David Dobbs.

What do readers think: Has blogging changed science writing?

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