"In these months of coronavirus emergency, ANSA, through its Science & Technology channel, has provided a fundamental scientific information service. Its editors have proposed serious and rigorous scientific news every day, helping to combat the many fake news circulating on the Covid-19 and allowing millions of people to freely access all content , scientific and otherwise. "
This is the reasoning behind the change.org petition in support of ANSA . The text was started by a group of physical curators of the Facebook page 'Coronavirus scientific data and analysis' to which scientists from other sectors have also joined.
"Thanks to the work of ANSA journalists - reads - many scientists and experts, including many of the signatories of this appeal, have found a channel with which to disseminate progress and new research results , analyzes and important reading keys for the understanding of this new virus. As scientists and science communicators, we think that today more than ever there is a need to invest in scientific journalism and that the exceptional work of ANSA Science & Technology can be an example for new scientific editorial teams in other newspapers and others. We express all our solidarity and closeness to ANSA journalists and journalists, with the hope that the company will be able to retrace its steps and, as requested by the meeting of editors, announce a revitalization and investment plan instead of of cuts . In the absence of a vaccine and with the gradual slowdown of lockdown measures, we think that the spread of scientific culture is the most It is important that we have in the fight against Sars-CoV-2. Let's make this weapon stronger, let's not weaken it! "
The first signatories are Giorgio Sestili, scientific popularizer; Federico Ricci-Tersenghi, Physics Department of the Sapienza University of Rome; Pietro Greco, scientific journalist and writer; Francesca Colaiori, researcher Institute of Complex Systems (ISC) - CNR; Enzo Marinari, Physics Department of the University of Rome la Sapienza; Enrico Bucci, Sbarro Institute - Temple University; Luca Leuzzi, Physics Department of the University of Rome la Sapienza; Andrea Capocci, Il Manifesto journalist; Alessandro Ferretti, Department of Physics - University of Turin; Lorenzo Magnea, Department of Physics - University of Turin
Anna Parisi, scientific popularizer; Carlo Lucibello, Bocconi Institute for Data Science and Analytics, Bocconi University.