Public communication of science in Mexico: Past, present and future of a profession

Carmen Sánchez-Mora, Elaine Reynoso-Hayne, Ana María Sánchez Mora, Julia Tagüeña Parga

In this article, we offer an analysis of the evolution of the professional field of public communication of science in Mexico, particularly at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the influences it has received from other countries, the impact it has on Mexican society and some of its relationships with other Latin American countries. We present examples of successful programmes in different mass media and an analysis of the evolution and diversification of science communicators over the last four decades.