I’m very happy to learn that you know and appreciate so much science journalists. In that case, we do indeed have something to built in common. You will admit, I think, that if even you, knowing and appreciating the work of good science communication, did not think to include it in your text, imagine what that means for your colleagues having nothing but prejudices against science medias. You and “us” have an educational work to do about media usefulness amongst your colleagues, because science journalism will not grow without allies, and science communication will not grow enough if it has only scientists communicating once and there, when they have a little bit of a time to do it.
Science journalists don’t have a lot of power to convince universities to give more time to your colleagues to communicate. But you and your colleagues do have some power on medias: if more universities and research funds were buying publicities or financing initiatives in quality science journalism, there would be more quality science news in Canadian medias.