Reporter Referrals

SciLine connects you to deeply knowledgeable scientist-communicators, for routine journalistic story-building or on deadline as needed. Tell us what you need and when you need it:


Contextual Information

SciLine posts and distributes reliable, evidence-based fact sheets and insightful, on-the-record comments from experts for use by reporters and the public.


Periodic Media Briefings

SciLine hosts backgrounders on newsworthy science topics with Q&A opportunities, accessible in person and virtually. Get in touch with us here so we can reach out to you.


Communications Training

If you did the research but no one understands what you’re saying, did the research happen? Okay, yes, but its impact is certainly reduced. SciLine can help.  


Our Services

SciLine is a freely available resource for journalists working on print, broadcast, video, and new-media platforms, providing timely referrals to scientists with both topical expertise and excellent communication skills.

Recognizing that technical expertise is only part of what a journalist needs from a science source, SciLine also works to provide communications training for scientists. It strives to expand the diversity of those able to serve as expert news sources, with the goal of increasing the breadth of evidence-based perspectives and reducing journalistic reliance on the “usual suspects”, even when deadlines loom.

SciLine aims to make its services and products available to all journalists, including general assignment, local, political, and freelance reporters, as well as to non-traditional communicators such as bloggers and social media influencers. 

As part of its commitment to unbiased elucidation of evidence and transparency, scientists on SciLine’s referral list agree to reveal relevant funding sources and other potential conflicts of interest.