Final Report on the 3rd Kavli Symposium on Science Journalism

The 3rd Kavli Symposium on Science Journalism (Washington, DC – February 15-17, 2016) had the ambitious goal of addressing ways to facilitate coverage of science through international collaboration.

The 55 participants from 10 countries were particularly interested in opportunities that collaboration can offer to alleviate challenges in accessing, appraising and tracking stories on some of the most pressing issues that face the world.READ MORE

Submit a Session Proposal for WCSJ2017 – NEW Deadline: October 11

The 10th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2017) is announcing the Call for Session Proposals.

All science journalists, writers, bloggers, etc. are invited to submit expertly crafted proposals that consider professional development and scientific issues from an international perspective. Make WCSJ2017 in your conference by submitting a session proposal. Proposals are due October 11, 2016.READ MORE

Improving Media Reporting During Epidemic Outbreaks and Empowering Communities

During epidemic outbreaks, such as Ebola in Africa and Zika in Latin America, it is important to keep affected populations duly informed. Proper communication on medical topics can save lives!

Sensationalist news on the contrary can be counterproductive. Fear, panic and collective stress can easily result in even more uncertainty, agitation and eventually additional deaths.

Therefore, what is the best way during such an outbreak to communicate scientific knowledge that reaches the target group ensuring that they will fully understand the information and consequently react to it?READ MORE