Barriers between Scientists and Journalists: Myth or Reality?

"This paper discusses barriers between scientists and journalists. The purpose is to increase understanding about the inherent differences between scientists and journalists that separate them and inhibit the dissemination of scientific information to the public. This paper attests to the reality of the barriers between scientists and journalists by providing evidence to that effect, explains why the barriers exist, their impacts on scientists, journalists and society as a whole. The paper will also make suggestions on what can be done to remove the barriers."