Science communication not only informs but contributes for making the society aware of and active contributors on the science practice. Therefore, it is necessary that the media considers science as a broader concept that emerged in, influence and is influenced by society. Yet, it still prevails the concept of science as the discoveries, developments and results that are free and independent of social values. What the Brazilian electronic magazine ComCiência has practiced is to bring the humanities, history, education, science policy and culture as major elements in its content as a way to broad up the science concept.

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A new concept of science journalism on debate

Germana Barata   State University of Campinas

Carlos Vogt   State University of Campinas

Rafael Evangelista   State University of Campinas

Simone Pallone   State University of Campinas

Science communication not only informs but contributes for making the society aware of and active contributors on the science practice. Therefore, it is necessary that the media considers science as a broader concept that emerged in, influence and is influenced by society. Yet, it still prevails the concept of science as the discoveries, developments and results that are free and independent of social values. What the Brazilian electronic magazine ComCiência has practiced is to bring the humanities, history, education, science policy and culture as major elements in its content as a way to broad up the science concept.

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