Join the WFSJ Technology Committee

Many working in computing or, say, aeronautical engineering journalism do not necessarily identify with the term science. In the Technology and Engineering Committee, our mission is to reach out to journalists and groups who do what we do but do not see the WFSJ or its constituent societies as representing them and to change their minds. We will do this by finding ways that science journalism societies can serve technology, engineering, and industry journalists better: including at the World Conference of Science Journalists in 2022.

If you belong to any of our member societies to help us and want to help us achieve this mission, we’d like to have you on the committee. To apply, we need you to do just three things.

  • Show that you are a journalist, meaning that you independently choose your stories rather than being tied to writing about specific clients or employers. You can do this by sending us a link to your LinkedIn page or website, or by sending a CV.
  • Explain your work in technology or engineering journalism and any specialisation you may have.  Please send at least three recent links to relevant technology or engineering stories you’ve had published in the last year.
  • Send a paragraph (no more, please!) with at least one idea you want to bring to the committee’s first meeting. Do you want to start a project on how to find tech journalists? Are there events you would find useful or courses you want to take? Let us know about this or anything else on your mind.

Once accepted, you’ll be expected to attend 3-4 meetings a year. If your proposals are approved, we’ll want you to implement them with the support of the others on the team. Otherwise, we’ll ask you to come up with new suggestions for the next meeting and to help others with their projects.

This committee is chaired by Dr Sunny Bains. Please send her your application directly by no later than Tuesday 13 April 2021 if you are interested:

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