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

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

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

Board Election 2017: Final Results + New Canadian Board Member

The WFSJ is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Executive Board Election.

Out of a total of 55 Member Associations, 42 (76 %) casted their vote of which 38 (69 %) were eligible. Four (4) votes were considered ineligible either because they were cast after the deadline or because the associations hadn’t paid the WFSJ’s membership fee in the past years.READ MORE

Dementia: A Toolbox for Journalists

As the number of people with dementia continues to rise so does the overall media coverage of the issue, which is a positive thing. Dementia and other mental illnesses have a huge economic impact on society. Currently, dementia is estimated to cost around $818 billion per year. It is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide.READ MORE