Scott S.D. Mitchell is a PhD candidate in Carleton University’s
School of Journalism and Communication, and a former
newspaper columnist and writer, blogger and cartoonist
with Maclean’s magazine. After completing a BSc in
Biomedical Sciences, and a Master of Science with research
in bioinformatics, he focused his research interests on the
public communication of science, critical data studies, and risk communication.
WE WISH TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL FOR THEIR FINANCIAL SUPPORT THROUGH THE AID TO SCHOLARLY JOURNALS PROGRAM, AS WELL AS THE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION AND OFFICE OF THE DEAN, FACULTY OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, CARLETON UNIVERSITY, FOR THEIR FINANCIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT.