Data Journalism Workshop in Seoul June 8-11, 2015

A three-day workshop on data journalism took place in Seoul, South Korea, in accordance with the 9th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ). A total of 15 participants attended the activity: 10 participants selected through an open competition from Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Nepal and Sri Lanka, on top of a project manager, and three trainers.

Approximately 50 applications were received from the region: The management team included one journalist from Sri Lanka and one journalist from Nepal among the participants as an effort to expand SjCOOP Asia’s network. The selection criteria put emphasis on professional quality, and reflected gender and geographic balance.READ MORE

Ugandan Health Journalists Link Up With Scientists at Science Cafés

Once every month, health journalists in Uganda attend a Science Café. It is usually held on a Wednesday from 3-5 pm, a day and time largely selected by them.

The Health Journalists Network in Uganda (HEJNU), an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing understanding of health care issues and improving health literacy among Africans organises the Science Cafés in partnership with AVAC, a global non-profit organisation that works to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of HIV prevention options.READ MORE

Cancer World Journalist Grants 2015

What is the Cancer World Journalist Grant?

The Cancer World Journalist Grant was created in order to encourage high-quality reporting on cancer. Print, broadcast and new media journalists are invited to apply for a Cancer WorldJournalist Grant that will enable them complete a reporting project on a particular topic relating to cancer. We are looking for projects that explore systemic issues that have a significant impact on cancer patients and that provide comprehensive coverage on the topic rather than short spot-reports from the field.READ MORE

Science Tour of Heidelberg, Germany & Network Event (29 – 30 Sept.)

The National Association of Science Writers (NASW), the International Science Writers (ISWA) are organizing a science tour and network event in Heidelberg, Germany in collaboration with the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA).

The two-day event will take place on 29 – 30 September, 2015.

Space is limited to about 20 participants.

If you have any questions or if you would like to participate in the science tour you can email to Dr. Larry Krumenaker via larry.krumenaker@h-its.org. You can also reach him by telephone: +49 (0)176 7273 5831.

All further details on the science tour program can be found here.

Photograph: Larry Krumenaker

 

 

2nd European Conference for Science Journalists (ECSJ 2015 – Budapest, 3 November). Free Registration!

The European Union of Science Journalists (EUSJA) and the Club of Hungarian Science Journalists invite you to participate in the 2nd European Conference for Science Journalists (ECSJ 2015) to be held in Budapest on 3 November 2015.

The Conference is a unique networking event with specialized science journalists reflecting their profession, competences, and challenges. As a major milestone the event will launch a new ambitious network across Europe.READ MORE

Kenya Science Journalists Congress (Nairobi, November 25-27)

RE-IGNITING SCIENCE JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION IN EAST AFRICA

African science journalism is in transformation after decades of stagnation characterized by poor reporting, inadequate coverage and general weak scientists-journalists relationships. The last decade has seen renewed commitment and investment in science journalism by governments, donors and the private sector. There is increasing understanding by key drivers and stakeholders of the importance of addressing historical systemic failures holistically that have contributed to the tribulations of science journalism in Africa.

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The Synergy between Scientists & Journalists to set up a Science-Literate Indonesian Society

The Conference of Indonesian Science Journalists was launched on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 in the Forestry Research and Development Center (Puslitbang) in Bogor.

This important event was organized by the Society of Indonesian Science Journalists (SISJ) in collaboration with the Ministry of Forestry and Environmental Affairs (LHK), the World Federation of Science Journalists and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.READ MORE