Brian Trench is a senior lecturer in journalism and science communication and former Head of School in the School of Communications, Dublin City University. Before joining the university in 1992, he was for twenty years a full-time journalist, specialising in science and technology from the mid-1980s. He has supervised or participated in research and training projects on professional issues in Internet journalism, European media coverage of science, establishing a journalism archive, communication training for scientists, Irish science web sites, formation of Irish science policy, theoretical perspectives on the information society, and many more topics. Recent publications include book chapters on 1. impacts of the Internet on science reporting, 2. impacts of the Internet on professional and public science communication, 3. an analytical framework of science communication models, 4. Irish media representations of science, 5. Irish media coverage of the ‘knowledge economy’. Brian was co-editor with Massimiano Bucchi of Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology (Routledge, 2008). He is a member of the scientific committee of the international PCST (Public Communication of Science and Technology) network.