If you are willing and/or able to complete a Google Form, that’s the easiest way to submit your information. You can do this here.
If not, no problem. Simply cut and paste the following into an e-mail, fill in the blanks (making sure to complete fields with an asterisk*), and e-mail it back to us.
Science Journalism Courses
Please use this form to submit any science journalism courses/courses for science journalists that you are aware of. The courses should be for adults, but can be at any level (from beginner to advanced), and can be online courses, university degree courses, summer schools, mentorship schemes, fellowships etc.
The courses may cover science, tech, health, medicine, engineering, agriculture, or the environment, but must be aimed – at least in part – at journalists (e.g. not communication for scientists or engineers).
You may also suggest more general journalism courses that are designed, or would be of particular interest to, science journalists: these might include investigative journalism, data journalism, etc.
This is not for publication.
What’s your name?*
This is not for publication: it’s in case we need to follow up with you. If you are not willing for us to contact you, please put “DNC” for “Do Not Contact”.
What’s the name of the module, course, or programme that you want to tell us about?*
Note that you are welcome to submit details of as many distinct courses or programmes as you like, as long as you do each one separately.
Please provide a link to information about this course or give us an e-mail address where further information can be obtained.*
Please include the http:// etc. in the URL.
Are you directly involved with running or teaching on this course?*
Please just say Yes or No. You are welcome to submit details of courses you know of, have taken, and so forth. We just need to know whether or not you are formally involved with its implementation.
If there are one or more organisations involved with running this course, please list them here.
Please only list organisations that are actively involved with producing, teaching, or administering the course, not sponsors.
If you can, include a short description of the course (no more than a paragraph) here.
Please be careful not to breach copyright if you are not involved with the organisation of the course.
How is this course offered?*
If you think more than one of these options applies, then please choose “Other” and explain your answer in the next question.
Choose ONE of the following:
- Online course (prepared materials, no live teaching)
- Online course (mostly live teaching)
- Online course (hybrid: part live, part prepared materials)
- Mentorship scheme
- University degree (postgraduate)
- University degree (undergraduate)
- University module(s) that can be done as part of a degree programme
- Summer school
- In-person workshop
If you chose “Other”, please explain what category or categories would best have suited your module.
We will try to add this to the form for the future. Also, if you feel that multiple options apply to your course, then please explain.
What does the course cover? Choose as many topics as apply and complete the next question if you choose “Other”.*
- Science Journalism
- Health Journalism
- Technology Journalism
- Engineering Journalism
- Environmental Journalism
- Research Skills for Journalists
- News Writing
- Feature Writing/Narrative
- Video Journalism
- Audio Journalism or Podcasting
- Using/Creating Graphics
- Data Journalism
- Investigative Journalism
- Journalistic Ethics
- Opinion Pieces/Columns
- Business of Science (or Technology, Health…)
- Entrepreneurial Skills for Journalists
- Fact Checking
- Mobile Journalism
- Script Writing
- Other Professional/Career Skills
How often is this course offered?*
Please ignore the disruption caused by Covid-19 when answering this question. So, if your course usually runs every year (but didn’t in 2020 or 2021), you can still consider that it runs regularly.
Choose ONE of the following:
- Regularly: At least once every two years
- Irregularly: We run it when it’s requested or when we have funding
- Once: This is a one-off event and may not be repeated
If you chose *Once*, you must supply an approximate end date for the course.
Provide the date in DD/MM/YYYY format.
Location and Language
In which ONE country is the main organisation that created this course based?*
If you could not answer the question above, please explain.
This data will be displayed in several different formats, including on a world map. Please include the address (City/Town, Province, and Country) that you would like to associate with this course.*
You are not required to enter a City/Town or Province but you must include a country. If you are in a city where there are likely to be multiple courses running, you are welcome to add a full *institutional* address. For privacy reasons, please do not add personal addresses here.
In what language is the course primarily conducted? *
If your course is conducted in a second language, please add it here.
Is the course conducted in more than two languages?
If yes, please explain.