Women in science: an experiment of reversed Finkbeiner test

12 Febbraio 2021 // 0 Commenti

For the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Elisa Nichelli, Public Outreach Officer of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), oganised a smart prank. She used the “Finkbeiner test”, which was proposed as a tool to avoid sexism in profiles of women scientists, to interview four male scientists on their life as husbands and fathers. Many have laughed and probably have learned something. Others – especially in Twitter – have reacted very, very badly. We asked Elisa to tell us how [segue...]

La disinformazione scientifica, e le colpe dell’Ordine dei giornalisti

22 Dicembre 2020 // 0 Commenti

Anni fa produssi una sessione della conferenza internazionale PCST2012, organizzata a Firenze dall’omonimo network internazionale di comunicatori della scienza, per presentare e discutere l’esperienza del Science Media Centre britannico. Oltre alla direttrice Fiona Fox, invitai Anne Glover, che era stata appena nominata Chief Scientific Adviser dell’allora Presidente della Commissione Europea, Barroso. Fabio Turone con Anne Glover, all’epoca Chief Scientific Adviser della Commissione [segue...]

A rich grant programme for investigations in Africa and Europe by the Journalism Fund

19 Maggio 2015 // 0 Commenti

The Journalism Fund launched a very interesting grant programme, called Connecting Continents, to fund the work of teams of investigative journalists from Africa and Europe. There is €100,000 to distribute, to be spread over two application calls. Applications will be screened by a separate, independent, anonymous jury of four people with ample experience in investigative journalism in Africa and Europe. The jury members are chosen by Journalismfund.eu. Only intercontinental journalist teams consisting of at [segue...]
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