science journalism

The Erice School of Science Journalism grants 30 fellowships

3 Febbraio 2013 // 0 Commenti

The Erice International School of Science Journalism grants 30 fellowships for members of EU-countries to attend the 2013 edition (May 25th-May 29th, 2013) on Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience. Fellowships are aimed at science journalists, science communicators and students in science journalism and communication. Fellowships will cover: – The fee of the School – Travel expenses to and from Erice – Staying in Erice The deadline for applications is March 1, 2013. Full details about the school and the application process [... segue]

At ESOF 2012 the swimmers are under the spotlight

17 Luglio 2012 // 0 Commenti

Many Italian science journalists were present at the ESOF meeting in Dublin, and among them the colleagues from Swim were certainly very active, not only in networking with scientists and colleagues from all over the world but also in discussing from the stage the present and the future of science journalism. Particularly, in the panel entitled “Is Science Journalism dead or does it just smell funny?” the debate introduced by Irish journalist Brian Trench saw the participation of Swimmer Elisabetta Tola, who spoke about data [... 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]

«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]

The Earthquake that Risks to Shake Seismology (and the media)

22 Novembre 2011 // 0 Commenti

The following article by Swimmer Nicola Nosengo has just come out in the newsletter of EUSJA. According to “Nature”, the trial that began in the Italian city of L’Aquila on September 20 will be a “watershed case”, one that will force seismologists worldwide to rethink the way they do their job, and the way science is used by policy makers. In the trial, six Italian scientists and one government official who assessed the seismic risk in the Italian region of Abruzzo before  the earthquake of April 2009 are indicted for [... segue]

The winners of the Kavli Science Journalism Award 2011

9 Novembre 2011 // 0 Commenti

Stories on the use of genetic analysis to help save a boy imperiled by a devastating disease, on the potential impact of climate change in two localities, and on the secret lives of scientists and engineers are among the winners of the 2011 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. The awards, administered by AAAS since their inception in 1945, go to professional journalists for distinguished reporting for a general audience. The Kavli Foundation provided a generous endowment in 2009 that ensures the future of the awards program. Independent [... segue]

The state of Science Journalism according to the WFSJ

21 Ottobre 2011 // 0 Commenti

The World Federation of Science Journalists has recently published in its website the report of the activities in the years 2009-2001 and several documents summarizing the very successful World Conference of Science Journalists held in Doha (Qatar) with an attendance of 800 delegates from 89 countries. World Conference of Science Journalists in Doha Report is online WFSJ 2009-2011 Report & minutes of the Doha General [... segue]

Investigative science journalism, ethics and new technologies in the future of the WFSJ

3 Maggio 2011 // 0 Commenti

Investigative science journalism, journalistic ethics, new technologies, linguistic diversity and connections between regions: these are the five points that the newly elected members of the board proposed to put on top of the agenda of the World Federation of Science Journalists. Michele Catanzaro analyses their practical proposals on the website of the Catalan Association of Science Communicators: What do the WFSJ board new members [... segue]
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