Monday, April 16, 2007

5th World Conference of Science Journalists

Kangaroos and koalas have been enlisted to entice journalists to Melbourne - AAAS Meeting, San Francisco, February 2007
Photos: Richard Friebe

The conference to be held

16 to 20 April 2007

is 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.

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