The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI) covers many aspects of Einstein´s legacy: Gravitational-wave Physics, Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Unifying theories. The AEI has five departments and several independent research groups and employs more than 300 international scientists, students and staff members based at two locations: in Potsdam and in Hannover. For more details, please visit the website at www.aei.mpg.de
The AEI in Potsdam calls for proposals from experienced science journalists, staff or freelance, active in any media format: print, blog, radio, podcast, etc. for a visiting scholarship during the academic year 2018/2019. The goal is to strengthen the communication between journalists and scientists and to offer journalists the opportunity to learn more about the institute’s research areas.
The Journalist in Residence will be based at the institute in Potsdam for up to two months to engage with the scientists and become familiar with the institute’s research. The duration of stay will be determined upon mutual agreement. For this scholarship, the AEI guarantees complete journalistic freedom and independence. The awardee will be asked to hold a seminar on science communication at the Institute during his/her stay. For the duration of the stay, the Institute grants a social insurance-free allowance (3,500 Euro/month) and the AEI will help defray travel expenses if necessary. Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English is required, knowledge of German is welcome but not necessary. Office space will be provided during the stay at the Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam.
Applications (in English) should comprise:
A cover letter
Proof of journalistic work in the area of sciences: Three work samples (PDF format). For sound and video files as well as for blogs please provide links.
Proposal for Residency: Please provide a description of the project(s) (max. 500 words) you would like to pursue during your stay at the AEI. Please specify the desired period and length of time for your stay at the institute.
The deadline of our first climate investigation grant for European science journalists is coming soon (25 of May).
Don’t miss your chance to go for an ambitious field investigations focused on climate!
The AJSPI, in partnership with the BNP Paribas Foundation, is launching its first climate investigation grant for European science journalists. The winner will be announced at the European Conference for Science Journalists on 8th July 2018, in Toulouse.
Global warming is a myth. Eating blueberries and walnuts may help reduce risk of dementia. These are just a couple of headlines that bombard consumers in print, on TV and online. How can readers be sure that the information they read or hear is accurate? They must rely on news outlets to provide honest, trustworthy information. But, what if the journalist is using questionable sources or doesn’t fully understanding the scientific data?
In situations when reporters are uncertain about sources or interpreting the science is where the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) can help! The WFSJ provides ongoing training and support for new and seasoned reporters around the world. In partnership with Wiley, we are pleased to introduce to our 59-member associations representing 10,000 science journalists globally a new series of webinars called Science Talks that are brought to you by The Wiley Network.
The first webinar, Science Talks with Cochrane will take place onTuesday, 22 May 2018 at 11:00 am ET. In this session, Power of the Media – How to Translate Cochrane Health Evidence to Inform the Public, media will learn:
How to use the Cochrane Library to support news stories covering important health subjects;
What sets Cochrane evidence aside from other types of health-related studies;
Why Cochrane evidence has rigorous quality standards;
The role of media in helping to translate medical evidence to help consumers make informed health decisions.
The webinar will include time for questions and answers.
HOW TO REGISTER?
Science Talks webinars are complimentary to WFSJ members and other science journalists interested in the subject. Register for Science Talks today!
If you are not able to attend the live one-hour session the webinars will be recorded for later viewing on the WFSJ website.
Entries are now being accepted for the 2018 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. Entries must have been published, broadcast or posted online during the contest year: 16 July 2017 to 15 July 2018.
Since 2015, when we opened the contest to journalists worldwide, nearly 40 percent of our winners have been international entrants. We present two awards in each category: a Gold award ($5,000) and a Silver award ($3,500). The categories are: large newspaper, small newspaper, magazine, video spot news/feature, video in-depth, audio (radio or podcast), online and children’s science news.
Note: If the submitted work was in a language other than English, you must provide an English translation. See further discussion in the FAQ.
The awards recognize outstanding reporting for a general audience on the sciences, engineering and mathematics. Stories on the environment, energy, science policy and health qualify if they deal in a substantive way with the underlying science. Independent committees of journalists select the winning entries.
The awards will be presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting in February 2019 in Washington, D.C. Travel and lodging expenses for one person are included with each award. For questions, contact email@example.com.
Sich für Forschung begeistern, Videos produzieren, Wissenschaft kommunizieren: Fast Forward Science, der Webvideo-Wettbewerb für die Wissenschaft, zelebriert Videos, die sich mit Wissenschaft, Forschung und Zukunft auseinandersetzen. Der mit insgesamt 21’000€ dotierte Webvideo-Wettbewerb Fast Forward Science ist ein gemeinsames Projekt von Wissenschaft im Dialog und dem Stifterverband und findet seit 2013 jährlich statt.
Fast Forward Science ruft Studierende, Kommunikatoren, Forschende, eingefleischte Webvideomacher und an Wissenschaft Interessierte dazu auf, außergewöhnliche Webvideos zu Wissenschaft und Forschung einzureichen. Die Herausforderung: Die Videos sollen zugleich unterhaltsam, wissenschaftlich fundiert und verständlich sein. Einreichfrist für Fast Forward Science 2018 ist der 30. Juni 2018.
Are you a journalist who edits science stories or who would like to know how to improve science coverage at your publication?
Workshop dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 11-12, 2018, in Austin, TX.
The free, expenses-covered Knight Science Journalism at MIT workshop will bring together two dozen journalists to explore the challenges, ethics, and opportunities in editing outstanding science stories, with a special focus on online presentation.
Im Rahmen eines Forschungsseminars der Universität Freiburg führen wie eine Studie zur öffentlichen Kommunikation über wissenschaftliche Themen durch. Zu diesem Zweck sind die Einschätzungen von Wissenschaftsjournalistinnen und Wissenschaftsjournalisten sehr wichtig für unsere Untersuchung. Mithilfe eines Online-Fragebogens, den Sie über den Link: https://www.soscisurvey.de/tutorial131673/ abrufen können, würden wir Ihnen gerne einige Fragen stellen. Das Ausfüllen dauert lediglich circa zehn Minuten. Bei einer Teilnahme an der Befragung bleiben Sie vollumfänglich anonym. Dementsprechend werden Sie im Bericht der Untersuchung nie namentlich erwähnt und von den Ergebnissen der Studie können keine Rückschlüsse auf Ihre Person gemacht werden.
Für Ihre Unterstützung bedanken wir uns im Voraus und verbleiben mit freundlichen Grüssen
Ophélie Campo, Lucas Philippoz und Annina Sallmann