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Podcasting as the Future of Scholarly Knowledge Creation and Review

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Is a Science Podcast Necessary for Survival? | Science 2.0

The Science 2.0 movement was established with the goal of making science more accessible to the public through blogging and user-generated content. However, as blogging became less popular, social media emerged as a new platform for sharing information. While social media changed the landscape of journalism, it did not necessarily contribute to knowledge creation and scientific peer review.

In contrast, pay-to-publish journals claiming to be peer-reviewed have inundated scientists with an overwhelming amount of information. A new book suggests that scholarly podcasting could be the next big trend in creating and reviewing expert knowledge. Although podcasting has been around longer than Science 2.0, it is now being considered as a transformative way of creating and reviewing knowledge.

The authors of the book discuss the historical evolution of scholarly communication norms and speculate on the potential impact of new methods of knowledge creation. However, there are some limitations to consider when it comes to podcasting revolutionizing the way we view scholarly work. For example, Google search algorithms will need to adapt to process audio content and establish credibility. Additionally, AI technology can easily generate audio content, posing challenges for listeners who may be more accustomed to reading scientific papers.

As we look towards the future, it seems that AI is capable of generating content at an unprecedented speed and scale. Creation of a large language model (LLM) may be necessary to differentiate legitimate scientific research from the plethora of epidemiology papers linking common chemicals to human diseases. The future of scholarly communication and knowledge dissemination is evolving, and podcasting may just be the beginning of a new era in academic discourse.

In conclusion, while blogging was once a popular platform for sharing information within the cultural sphere, social media has emerged as a new platform for sharing information within journalism circles. While pay-to-publish journals claim to be peer-reviewed but are criticized by scientists for their high fees and questionable quality control processes.

Nowadays there are emerging trends such as scholarly podcasts that claim they can revolutionize how experts share their knowledge through audio formats.

However, these trends come with challenges such as adapting Google search algorithms for audio content or establishing credibility in an era where AI technology can easily generate audio content.

The future is uncertain but one thing is clear: Scholarly communication norms continue to evolve alongside advances in technology.

By Samantha Nguyen

As a content writer at newsqwe.com, I am passionate about crafting engaging and informative articles that captivate our audience. With a background in journalism and a keen eye for detail, I strive to deliver content that is not only well-researched but also adds value to our readers' lives. From breaking news stories to in-depth features, I take pride in my ability to tell compelling stories that resonate with our diverse audience. When I'm not typing away at my keyboard, you can find me exploring new cafes, practicing yoga, or getting lost in a good book. I am thrilled to be a part of the newsqwe.com team and look forward to sharing my love for writing with all of our readers.

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