Women at the top of EUSJA. Turone named associate member of the board

31 Marzo 2012 // 1 Commento

Barbie Drillsma, a UK freelance journalist, writer and editor and Viola Egikova, science desk chief on a daily Moscow newspaper have been elected President and Vice-President of EUSJA, the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations at EUSJA’s general assembly in the Netherlands. Wolfgang Goede, a senior editor at German’s popular science magazine, PM takes on the role of Hon Secretary whilst Dutch broadcaster and science editor, Elmar Veerman is treasurer. Menelaos Sotiriou, writer, broadcaster and editor of Greece’s Science [... segue]

Help us bring the attention of the EC on Science Journalism!

18 Marzo 2012 // 0 Commenti

La Commissione Europea sta conducendo un sondaggio per raccogliere opinioni e idee sull’indirizzo futuro dei finanziamenti “Science in Society”, cui anche noi come Swim – e in alcuni casi come individui/gruppi professionali – vorremmo partecipare sempre più in futuro, anche nel contesto dell’EUSJA. I consigli che stanno circolando per rendere particolarmente efficace dal nostro punto di vista questa consultazione sono i seguenti: • Non selezionate troppi argomenti; solo quelli davvero rilevanti • Nel [... segue]

The call for proposals for WCSJ2013 in Helsinki is open: let your ideas out

11 Marzo 2012 // 0 Commenti

The announcement by Ulla Järvi has just been published on the website of the WCSJ2013: Call for Proposals for the 8th World Conference on June 24–28, 2013 is now open! People wishing to give papers or organize complete sessions for the program for the 8th World Conference on June 24–28, 2013, are invited to submit proposals electronically here at our website. The conference will include a pre-conference day (24 June) with skill building workshops, three full conference days and day (28 June) for tailored post-tours. The conference [... segue]

Get ready for the Helsinki 2013 World Conference of Science Journalists!

28 Febbraio 2012 // 0 Commenti

We are pleased to circulate this announcement by the Finnish colleague Eeva Pitkälä, Conference Director  of the 8th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) that will take place in Helsinki from June 24 to 28, 2013. Dear colleagues, The first details of WCSJ2013 have now been revealed at a press conference in the AAAS Annual meeting. The next important WCSJ 2013 dates are Call for session proposals, open on March 1, 2012, exhibition details available by June 2012 and the early registration, that begins September 10, 2012. WCSJ 2013 [... segue]

Science Writer Armenise-Harvard Fellowships available

24 Febbraio 2012 // 0 Commenti

Italian science writers in the beginning of their career willing to apply for the very interesting fellowships jointly offered by the Giovanni Armenise-Harvard foundation and UGIS – warmly recommended by the many swimmers who received it in the past – are invited to fill before March 15th the application form available online. Eligibility criteria are available on the website of the foundation. The announcement on the Armenise Harvard website. In the picture, swimmer Nicola [... segue]

«Know thyself, science writer»: a new online survey about world science journalism

22 Gennaio 2012 // 0 Commenti

«Know thyself, science writer»: in a time of crisis that is bringing deep changes in the media landscape and according to many is putting science journalism “under threat”, the association “Science Writers in Italy” just launched an online survey asking science journalists from all over the world – and especially from Europe – to dedicate a few minutes of their busy time to help sketch the profession as they live [... segue]

Ovadia debating about Neuroscience in Court

7 Dicembre 2011 // 0 Commenti

Swim board member Daniela Ovadia will debate today about the use in courts of scientific evidence from neurosciences, starting from the recent case of a murderer sentenced in Como that she described extensively on her blog on Le Scienze/Scientific American: The Italian Court of Como recently issued an interesting ruling in a homicide case. The ruling attracted national and international attention, because both brain imaging and genetic testing were admitted in Court as evidence of the defendant’s lack of competency. There are very few cases [... segue]
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