The next edition of the World Conference of Science Journalists will take place from 1 to 4 July 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland. This biannual conference is an important opportunity for journalists covering science to come together as a community of professionals sharing many values and goals, despite the great diversity of our profession – and of course to build and sustain this community.
Science journalists face many challenges: garnering attention for our stories from editors and audiences; mastering complex tools, both conceptual and practical; seeking elusive truths from sources promoting their own agendas… To rise to these challenges, we need to learn from each other. In Lausanne, we want to enable journalists to share and discuss experiences, best practice, and smart ideas, so that our profession becomes stronger.
With this in mind, the WCSJ2019 Programme Committee encourages science journalists from all over the world, or indeed anyone with an interest in improving the quality of science journalism, to make thoughtful session proposals that will help us build a rich, diverse, and timely conference that is relevant and useful for all of us. Read more