Attend the Kavli Prize in Oslo (1-6 September 2018). Apply for a scholarship.

We are pleased to announce five (5) new scholarships for science journalists to attend the Kavli Prize week in Oslo, Norway (1-6 September 2018).

To select the winners of the scholarships the WFSJ will arrange a competition that will be open to science journalists from all over the world. The application deadline is Friday 15 January 2018. The jury, a sub-committee of the WFSJ-Board, will select the winners based on submitted work.

The President of the World Federation of Science Journalists will announce the winners of the scholarships at a press conference at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas (15-19 February 2018).

For more information go to the Kavli Prize page on our website here.

Lausanne will host 11th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2019)

San Francisco, Saturday 28 October 2017: The city of Lausanne was chosen today to host the 11th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) that will be held from 1 to 5 July 2019 at the SwissTech Convention Center on the campus of the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute (EPFL) and the University of Lausanne (UNIL). Every two years, this gathering attracts over a thousand journalists and communicators of science representing more than 60 nationalities.


A Word from the WFSJ President on the Importance of Partnering with Us

If you refuse to believe that we live in a “post-truth” world, please join us and support the WFSJ’s mission to empower science journalists who are working hard to make sure people have the knowledge they need to make rational choices about health care, technology and the environment.

A reporter’s job is not easy. Gaining access to information, understanding the complexities and relevance of the latest research and discoveries, and translating those findings for readers and audiences that often have little familiarity with science is a challenge. It requires specific training, practice and resources, which your organization can help provide.

As an Associate Partner, you will help foster a scientifically literate society that values expertise in personal decision-making and public policy by supporting a global network of thousands of journalists that believe that facts still matter. So, please, join us today so that we continue our work as a bridge builder and facilitator to further empower science journalists globally.

Curtis Brainard, WFSJ President


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Annual General Meeting 2017 will be held at WCSJ2017

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) is a closed meeting of the Federation’s general membership.

Full Member Associations, Associate Partners and Honorary Members of the WFSJ can attend the General Meeting. All documents related to the AGM 2017 will be sent to Member Associations by email.READ MORE

WCSJ2019 Bidding: Lausanne or Montreal?

The bid presentation for the 11th World Conference of Science Journalists in 2019 (WCSJ2019) will take place on Thursday, 26 October at the WCSJ2017 in San Francisco. That is on the first day of the conference.

Two teams – one from Europe and one from North-America – have submitted bids to host WCSJ2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland or Montreal, Canada.READ MORE

How Did African Journalists Experience the Ebola Crisis?

Journalists based in Africa suffered from a lack of credible information during the West African Ebola viral epidemic in 2014, states a report published by the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) in partnership with the Department of Journalism at Concordia University. “The report concludes that if better communication and access to credible information were in place, many deaths may have been avoided,” says Damien Chalaud, Executive Director of the WFSJ.READ MORE