The picture above shows logos of stakeholders involved with the Science Media Centre: ‘where science meets the headlines’. This is a selection from this publication from 2014 [where a list of funders to August 2013 is shared].
The CEO of the Science Media Centre in her latest blog refers to “using our trusted voice to good effect”. This is a bold reassurance. Science, at its fundamental basis, relies on continuing interrogation of hypotheses. This is why the Royal Society has as its motto ‘Nullius in verba’ [“take nobody’s word for it“]. For the public to retain trust in science it is necessary that the potential for influence by stakeholders is fully acknowledged and all financial information made easily accessible by the public.