Comunicadores de Ciência em Portugal
As demands for institutions to devote more resources for improving public engagement with science grows, science communication becomes also increasingly institutionalized. Both scientific and outreach organizations are incorporating these social demands, promoting a deeper interaction between the scientific community and society. Having naturally distinct objectives, these different types of organizations are employing specially dedicated professionals to achieve their communication goals. Performing very different functions within these organizations (from contacting with the media, to conducting activities with the public, etc.), these professionals are growing in number and influence. This study will produce an innovative national-level comparative analysis across different types of Portuguese organizations and professional functions.