Le 21 mars 2018 l’Académie Suisse des Sciences Médicales, la Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation et Interpharma organiseront un séminaire commun sur le thème de la santé personnalisée et Big Data.
Cette manifestation se déroulera à la fondation «Stiftung zum Glockenhaus» à Zurich et s’adressera principalement aux journalistes scientifiques, ainsi qu’aux acteurs des milieux scientifiques, aux représentants des autorités et des caisses-maladie.
Missed out on one of the excellent panels at the recent 10th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2017) in San Francisco? On the special Videos page on the WCSJ2017 website you will find a selection of nine videos of key sessions, such as on:
– Rewriting the Code of Life – In Defence of Science – Women in STEM Leadership – Reporting on Genome Editing – Data Visualization & Infographics for Everyone – Science Journalism, Authoritarian Regimes & Pseudoscience
19’695’217 and counting… Ecosia, founded in 2009, is a search engine which promises to use at least 80% of its profits from search ad revenue for tree planting projects all over the world. Why trees? Because they are «nature’s high-impact home remedy».
The Thomson Reuters Foundation and Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition are excited to announce that submissions for the 2018 Food Sustainability Media Award are now open. Professional journalists, freelancers, bloggers and individuals are invited to submit both published and unpublished work covering issues related to food security, sustainability, agriculture and nutrition. The Award seeks especially to highlight three major paradoxes affecting our global food system, and the solutions being put forward to tackle to them:
• Hunger & Obesity – for every undernourished person there are now two obese or overweight people in the world; • Food & Fuel – a third of agricultural cereal crops are sued to produce animal feed or biofuels despite hunger and malnutrition; • Waste & Starvation – 1.3 billion tonnes of edible food is wasted every year, four times the amount needed to feed the 815 million undernourished people around the world.
Entrants can submit work in the categories of Written Journalism and Multimedia (including video, animations, photography and audio), published and unpublished. Winners awarded for their published work will receive a cash prize of €10,000 and winners awarded for their unpublished work will receive an all-expense paid trip to attend a Thomson Reuters Foundation media training course on food sustainability.
For more information and to apply, please visit the Food Sustainability Media Award website.
The Perlman and Sullivan awards each honor specific stories reported by journalists in the past year (i.e. 2018 awards honor 2017 stories). Journalists are welcome to nominate their own work for these awards, or someone may nominate a story on the reporter’s behalf. A nominee may submit only one entry for each award in a given year (i.e. one entry for the Perlman and one entry for the Sullivan). Each award consists of a plaque and a $5,000 award.
For the Perlman and Sullivan awards, nominations may be from any country, in any language (English translation required), and in any news medium, except books. Entries will be judged by how well they meet one or more of the following three criteria: Brings new information or concepts about AGU sciences to the public’s attention, identifies and corrects misconceptions about AGU sciences, and makes AGU sciences accessible and interesting to general audiences, without sacrificing accuracy.
Both the Perlman and Sullivan award selection committees will also consider accuracy, initiative, originality and clarity. The Perlman award selection committee may also consider the timeliness of the news story, whether it was published first, before other media outlets, and whether it contains information of exceptional originality, importance, surprise or secrecy.
At WCSJ 2019 in Lausanne we want participants to be able to choose from a wide range of attractive field trips and site visits in Swiss (as well as French, Italian or German) science and tech institutions collaborating with the SASJ.
The Local Organization Committee is looking for a SASJ member to take the lead of the Field Trip Program. She or he will :
contact and motivate public and private research facilities and institutions to join the program by financing a field trip
negotiate high quality programs for attendees to learn about leading-edge science and pursue stories of interest
supervise the organization and logistics of the trips
create attractive text material to promote the program
We are hoping to find a skilled communicator with diplomatic tact, journalistic flair, initiative and energy. Interested? Please contact the Secretary-General.
The European Science Writer of the Year Award 2018 is now open to nominations: Each European science journalism association can put forward their candidate for the Award (one nominee per association). Entries will be judged by a specially appointed European judging panel.
We are asking our members to give us as hand in finding SASJ’s nominee. Have you read an excellent article or reportage lately deserving of the profession’s recognition? We would like to hear about it! All we need is an email with the writer’s name and the title(s) of (some of) his/her article(s) by February 10. The ASJS board will examine all submissions and select the candidate to run for Switzerland.
To be nominated, a writer must have been working in Switzerland in 2017 (1 January – 31 December) and supporting articles must have been published during the same time. The winner of the European Science Writer of the Year Award will receive a cash prize of £600 and will be invited to attend the ABSW Science Writers’ Awards ceremony to be held in London in May 2018. Funds are available to cover the costs of attending the conference and ceremony.
Background to the Award: The ABSW is co-ordinating the ‘European Science Writer of the Year Award’ for the fourth year. This initiative has been made possible by support from Johnson & Johnson Innovation. The award is intended to celebrate the work of a journalist or writer who promotes excellence and creativity in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) journalism and writing. They will be recognised for entertaining and informing audiences, for inspiring new generations of journalists and writers, and for innovation in their main area of expertise. The award is limited to those who primarily work with the written word, be it features, news, or blogs, but not books. Their work may appear in print, online or both.
The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT supports a global community of dedicated and thoughtful journalists specializing in science, health, technology and environmental reporting. KSJ@MIT is designed to recognize journalists who demonstrate a high level of professional excellence and accomplishment as well as a long-term commitment to their craft. Journalists from all countries compete on an equal basis and are encouraged to apply.
To be eligible for a KSJ@MIT Fellowship, applicants must:
• Be full-time journalists, whether on staff or freelance. Part-time writers or producers are not eligible. • Have at least three full years of experience covering science, technology, the environment, or medicine. • Be reporters, writers, editors, producers, illustrators, filmmakers, or photojournalists. This includes work for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and digital media.
Thanks to a new partnership agreement between the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) and the global research and learning company, Wiley, WFSJ Members benefit from a free access to Wiley Online Library. Wiley Online Library hosts a collection of more than six million articles covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. With 1,500 scholarly publications from the world’s leading academic institutions, journalists will have a wealth of research at the ready including:
Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health, provides the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews which contains more than 10,000 reviews and protocols.
CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians is ranked number one in oncology and Cancer is one of the most preeminent peer-reviewed titles in the field.
The Journal of Geophysical Research, organized into seven disciplinary sections—most with impact factors of 3.0 or more, covers scientific research on the physical, chemical, and biological processes that contribute to the understanding of the Earth, Sun, and solar system and all of their environments and components.
SASJ members interested in this possibility can contact the Secretary-General to obtain the access code.