Science could benefit from the enormous reach of science YouTubers. Maybe they even should, since otherwise their messages might remain unheard. But mostly, the former don’t trust the latter.
In an interview for the edition 2019#04 of »medium«, a German magazine for journalists, Joachim Allgaier of RWTH Aachen University recently proposed that private foundations could support those science YouTubers who »do a serious job«.
But still »people in the funding agencies don’t take YouTube seriously«, he states. Allgaier is right, this may be a great mistake: YouTube has an enormous impact on young people. If we think that there is no serious science stuff on YouTube, we should aim at putting our own serious stuff on the platform.