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 I think that one thing

 I think that one thing scientists need to focus on, in order to improve the communication between science and the media, is to focus on not only publishing articles in scientific journals, but also in mainstream news sources.  While not all research is directly relevant to the public, by encouraging scientists to present their research to a broader audience, this could hopefully change.  By making scientists accountable to the public, and not just other scientists, communication will hopefully improve between scientists and the media.  As colette suggested, by getting the media to see how scientists work, and vice versa, they will hopefully get more comfortable talking with each other, which in turn will lead with greater communication between scientists and the general public. 

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