UKRI-2019 Science Reporting Workshop

The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) together with United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) are organizing a workshop on science reporting for journalists from the African continent in Harwell (UK) from 10-15 March 2019. The objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Further develop journalists’ skills in science reporting
  • Build/strengthen a professional network of journalists in Africa

During the training workshop, the participants will review the fundamentals of science reporting and sharpen their journalism skills using new technologies, interviews with world-renowned experts from the UK’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and research through site visits. The WFSJ received 147 applications from 23 African countries and we only selected 20 participants. Selection criteria were:

  • Application quality
  • Geographical diversity
  • Multiple media outlet representation
  • Gender balance
  • Freelancer and employee balance

All participants will be fully engaged and will actively participate in learning activities onsite, as well as share their experience of covering science with other participants during the workshop. The workshop is a springboard for publishing science stories based on their exposure to top scientists and new ways of telling stories and we trust that they will share their experience with their colleagues back in their home countries.