Photos: Richard Friebe
The conference to be held
16 to 20 April 2007is to feature lively discussion on the challenges facing science journalism - the impact of the web, of blogs and podcasting, the role of journalism, the politicisation of science and the biasing of scientific information.
A UNESCO workshop on science journalism education and training is being held on 16 April from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. It will:
- discuss the training, mentoring and support needs of science journalists in developing countries;
- review and discuss the initial results of a UNESCO project to develop a generic science journalism course for developing countries;
- discuss current mentoring programmes for developing country science journalists and future opportunities for collaboration - organisers of several of these programs will speak about their experiences; and
- share the experiences and learnings of teachers of science journalism around the world.