The “post-truth” age of “alternative facts” suggests both the urgent need for
effective science communication and also its failure over the past thirty
years. Two sessions at the Science in Public conference explored what
could be done. Responsible Research and Innovation is presented as one
possible way forward with the NUCLEUS project offered as an example.
The result would be to transform “science communication” so that public
engagement shares not only knowledge but the power that goes with it.
See commentary in recent Jcom https://jcom.sissa.it/sites/default/files/documents/JCOM_1604_2017_C02.pdf