SciNews is run by people who have wide experience both in media and in science, who understand the needs and preferences of journalists and the requirements of communicators.
Julian Cribb is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He is former Director, National Awareness for CSIRO and Science Editor of The Australian newspaper. A journalist and science communicator for more than 30 years he has been editor of six newspapers, headed a national media bureau and worked as a consultant to more than 70 scientific and technical companies, government agencies and scientific associations. He founded www.ScienceAlert.com.au , Australasia’s science news site. Through Julian Cribb & Associates he provides strategic, tactical and practical advice and services in science communication.
Michael MacDonald is a qualified astronomer – and co-discoverer of supernova 1998el – a web developer and web administrator with more than ten years experience in building and developing databases and media delivery systems for scientific organisations. Through www.starclass.com.au he offers web design, development and hosting services. He is also an experienced science publicist and demonstrator having worked for CSIRO National Awareness, the Tidbinbilla Space Tracking Station, Stromlo Exploratory and the National Science and Technology Centre, Questacon. Michael was also the highlight presenter at the 2003 Brainwaves Science Festival.