History of Science Journalism

1970-1990: Wall 2

1970-1990: Wall 2

The journalist's desk is along the left wall.

A table is located to the left of this desk. There are different objects on the table.

There is also a mirror on the wall where a video with characters may be viewed.

Following is the video scenario

Image Description
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 1 A science journalist from 1980 speaks directly to the viewer. He is in a room representative of 1970. He is wearing a checkered shirt.
Hi! The editor-in-chief of the magazine asked me to write an article on the scientific aspects of the Rubik Cube. I’m beginning to realize that I should have continued to take math courses at cegep…
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 2 But since math was not a prerequisite for a Bachelor of Journalism, I didn’t pursue it. I didn’t know then that I would wind up in the field of science! Well yes, I am a journalist with Québec Sciences.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 3 Different Québec-Science magazine covers.
Since the 1970s, a number of scientific and technical information magazines have sprung up with the general public in mind. But Québec Science is the only one of its kind in French Canada.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 4 It’s quite remarkable to see how much space science journalism now takes in the written press.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 5 A science journalist from 1980 speaks directly to the viewer. He is in a room representative of 1970.
For example, in the La Presse and Star daily newspapers, space assigned to science in 1975 is eight times greater than in 1945. Quite the change!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 6 In fact, journalism in general is better recognized at present. In Quebec, there is a professional federation of journalists,
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 7 founded in 1968. I myself am a member of the Association des communicateurs scientifiques created in 1977.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 8 And since 1978, we have Hebdo-Science, the first French-language scientific press agency!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 9 Photo of Joël Le Bigot.
This agency disseminates popularized scientific information to regional weekly newspapers and radio and television stations.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 10 Photo by a press photographer taken in the 1940s.
By the way, several of my colleagues work for science shows aired on radio and television.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 11 Current issues having an impact on the life of ordinary citizens are often presented. And this is precisely suited to the role of journalist!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 12 Videos of climate-induced disasters aired on the Découverte show.
We journalists have become even more critical of subjects dealing with science and technology, in particular the issue of pollution:
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 13 Acid rain, the ozone layer, industrial waste in water, etc.; these are matters of concern to the population just as much as to us!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 14 Videos of climate-induced disasters aired on the Découverte show.
In any case, this is why the environment has become THE number 1 subject very much present in the pages of our newspapers!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 15 A science journalist from 1980 speaks directly to the viewer. He is in a room representative of 1970.
However, since last year, another new subject has hit the media: AIDS. Little is known about this disease sure to require much in-depth research
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 16 by journalists and scientists alike. I have the feeling that we will be talking about AIDS for several years yet…
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 17 I’m sorry, but I have continue my article...I need to focus on the subject.

I’ll see you!

Following is a list of objects:

Image Description
Canon camera

Canon camera

Canon Camera Compagny Inc. Dimensions: 10 cm x 18 cm x 19 cm

Year: 1965
NAC: 2001-606

Collection of Musée de la civilisation

Tape recorder

Tape recorder

Photo of a tape recorder Tandbergs Radiofabrikk Dimensions: 17 cm x 38 cm x 30 cm

Year: Around 1940
NAC: 2005-467

Collection of Musée de la civilisation

Telephone

Telephone

Photo of a telephone Northern Telecom Dimensions: 23 cm x 23 cm x 24 cm

Year: Around 1970
NAC: 94-5775

Collection of Musée de la civilisation