In 2002, the world’s first SMC was established: the Science Media Centre UK in London. Now there are other SMCs and the numbers are growing.
The Science Media Centre in the UK was the SMC pioneer: 3,000 scientists, 300 topics, 1 SMC delivering expertise to journalists – journalism in the UK has been benefitting from it ever since.
Over the years, it has been joined by a number of other SMCs, most recently the Science Media Center Germany. Our SMC, based in Cologne, supports journalists and their work in the German-language media, particularly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The international SMC network is composed, in particular, of:
- Australia: Australian Science Media Centre
- Germany: Science Media Center Germany
- United Kingdom: Science Media Centre UK
- Canada: Science Media Centre of Canada
- New Zealand: Science Media Centre NZ
The various SMCs have their own autonomous structures and operate independently of one another.
They cooperate on matters of content, such as the choice of topics, and they have a common charter.