History of Science Journalism

1945-1970: Wall 2

1945-1970: Wall 2

The journalist's desk is along the left wall.

Following is the video scenario

Image Description
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 1 A science journalist from 1970 speaks directly to the viewer. He is in a room representative of 1960. He has a small moustache. He is wearing a white shirt and jacket from the era.
Well hello! I'm glad you've come by!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 2 As you can see, I still work for the Devoir as a journalist. But there are many more of us now than in 1945, aren't there?
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 3 A science journalist from 1970 speaks directly to the viewer. The room fades away to a photo of Maurice Duplessis.
And a lot has happened since then: the Duplessis government, the Quiet Revolution, the Montréal metro, Expo 67
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 4 A science journalist speaks directly to the viewer. The room fades away to a photo of the Expo 67 leaflet.
Ah, but it would take too long to list all the modern achievements! In sum,
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 5 I would say that industrial activity has developed dramatically in Canada; plants have sprung up almost everywhere.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 6 A science journalist from 1970 speaks directly to the viewer. The room fades away to a photo of an industry.
Our country is making a name for itself in mining, hydro-electricity and pulp and paper.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 7 A science journalist from 1970 speaks directly to the viewer. He is in a room representative of 1960.
Additionally, the number of pages in daily newspapers has increased. This is because we are publishing more advertizing, you see!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 8 As for radio, all the stations now have newsrooms and journalists are broadcasting more and more reports.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 9 Photo of journalist Yves Quenneville.
Of yes, I still listen to the radio as much as before!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 10 A science journalist from 1970 speaks directly to the viewer. He is in a room representative of 1960.
But what is really, really new is television!!! The first networks began broadcasting in September 1952:
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 11 A science journalist from 1970 speaks directly to the viewer. The room fades away to a photo of two journalists from Radio-Canada.
Radio-Canada in Montréal and CBC, its English-language counterpart, in Toronto.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 12 A science journalist from 1970 speaks directly to the viewer. He is in a room representative of 1960.
Since then, public networks have been producing quite the array of programming, including more than a dozen science shows!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 13 I haven't watched them all, but have noted that Fernand Seguin has created and hosts several himself.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 14 Photo of Fernand Séguin.
He is extraordinary at popularizing scientific phenomena, so much so that he has become the best-known French-language communicator in Canada!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 15 A science journalist from 1970 speaks directly to the viewer. He is in a room representative of 1960.
Speaking of science well yes, it is still my field in journalism!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 16 and I can state for a fact that research and laboratories are multiplying and specializing. Plus, medicine has made incredible progress!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 17 Listen, just one week ago, a team at the Institut de cardiologie de Montréal transplanted a human heart. A first in Canada!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 18 All the newspapers were talking about it, and on radio and television too.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 19 This has now become the mission of contemporary science journalists: to bring science closer to the population and help people understand its effects on daily life!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 20 As a matter of fact, the function of science journalist did not even exist when I first began to work.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 21 Scientists and editorial writers drafted articles in popular language, while we journalists simply related the latest scientific news.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 22 But since the 1950s, regular journalists interested in science have been able to make it their specialty!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 23 Hem... well, the science journalist is viewed as somewhat marginal by his colleagues and I for one should know! But he definitely has a place in the newsroom at the major daily newspapers!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 24 Photo of Roland Prévost.
For example, Roland Prévost at La Presse and David Spurgeon at the Globe and Mail in Toronto. They are pioneers in the field and do an excellent job!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 25 A science journalist from 1970 speaks directly to the viewer. He is in a room representative of 1960.
However, the fact remains that there are no schools of journalism. Newcomers learn the trade by doing, just as I did back in 1940...
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 26 Yet since then, trade unions and professional associations have been formed and our trade is now better recognized.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 27 As for science journalism, I am convinced that perspectives for the future are bright!
(Drrriiiiing!)
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 28 Ah ha! It must be for a future article!
Good day!

Following is a list of objects:

Image Description
Office lamp

Office lamp

Photo of an office lamp Eagle Dimensions: 51.3 cm x 14 cm x 32 cm

Year: Around 1945
NAC: 83-1594

Collection of Musée de la civilisation

Typewriter

Typewriter

Photo of a typewriter Remington Rand Limited

Year: Around 1950
NAC: 91-223

Collection of Musée de la civilisation

Telephone

Telephone

Photo of a telephone Northern Electric Dimensions: 16 cm x 25 cm x 25 cm

Year: Around 1950
NAC: 94-5774

Collection of Musée de la civilisation