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.
Le comité d’organisation du prix Roberval vous informe que :
la date de dépôt des candidatures est repoussée au mardi 15 mai.
Alors, n’hésitez pas à déposer une candidature, si cela n’est pas déjà fait.
Vous trouverez le règlement et toutes les informations destinées à faciliter la compréhension des objectifs de ce prix, les conditions de participation et le dépôt des candidatures sur notre site internet :
From Dec. 3 to 14, 2018, world leaders will meet in Katowice, Poland to advance the International Climate Negotiations following the Paris agreement reached in 2015 during COP 21.
The conference is expected to attract thousands of participants including official delegates from governments, intergovernmental organisations, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society.
Young People are one of the main stakeholders of decisions taken at those conferences but often are not able to fully integrate and influence them. In order to guarantee their presence and Influence, the World YMCA hosts “Camp Climate” – A safe space dedicated to young people for coordinated advocacy action, capacity building and networking during International Environmental Negotiations (COPs)
Vous vous intéressez au climat, aux impacts du dérèglement en cours, aux stratégies d’atténuation ? Vous aimez les enquêtes ambitieuses, transfrontalières, multimédia ? Vous avez une super idée qui nécessite un coup de pouce financier pour la mettre en œuvre ? Alors n’hésitez plus, cette bourse d’enquête est faite pour vous !
L’AJSPI, en partenariat avec la Fondation BNP Paribas, lance la première édition d’une bourse d’enquête sur le climat à destination des journalistes scientifiques. Cette bourse est réservée aux professionnels (presse écrite, radio, TV, web…) membres d’une association nationale de journalistes scientifiques basée en Europe. Selon les candidatures reçues, de 1 à 3 projets seront récompensés, pour une enveloppe globale de 10 000 euros. De quoi permettre la réalisation de jolis projets.
Le ou les lauréats seront annoncés lors de la conférence européenne des journalistes scientifiques, à Toulouse, le 8 juillet.
You are an international science journalist and interested in the working life of the future? Apply now for the “Research in Germany” press tour on the future of work! The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites a delegation of 15 international science journalists on a press tour to Germany on the future of work from 21 to 26 October 2018.
The way we are working is changing fast. Digitisation, automation and globalisation are having a profound impact on the world of work. How and where will we work in the future? What kind of skills and education will we need? Will robots and intelligent machines take our jobs? This press tour picks up the topic of the “Science Year 2018 – Working Life of the Future”, and sets out to explore the challenges and opportunities of the working life of the future. Journalists will meet researchers and developers at German research institutes, universities and companies.
Preliminary programme outline
The focus will be on the following aspects:
How will automation and technology affect work (for example: artificial intelligence in automobile industry)
The challenges of digitisation – and possible solutions (for example: cyber security)
The effects on individuals and society (for example: new workplace structures and models)
Among the institutions to be visited are (to be confirmed):
Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO), Stuttgart
Future Work Lab – Innovation lab for work, people and technology, Stuttgart
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart/Tübingen
Porsche AG, Stuttgart
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe
Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nürnberg
Who can apply?
Journalists specialised in the coverage of science, technology, economics, sociology or future studies are welcome to apply. Former participants of press tours organised by the DAAD may apply again.
Established journalists with at least three full years of professional experience working/freelancing for general or popular science media
Currently working as journalist or freelance for print, online or broadcast media outlets (unfortunately, TV journalists cannot take part due to logistical limitations)
Excellent contacts with media in your home country
Specialised in economics, sociology of work, digitisation, automation, future trends or other science and technology issues
Excellent English language skills
Commitment to fully participate in the programme (21 to 26 October 2018)
Information to submit (via online form):
A one-page essay on your motivation (max. 700 words) describing why you should be selected and why the topics of the tour are interesting to your readership
Three recent articles or audio productions that you have published on related topics
A recent Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English
Personal contact details
Information on the media you are mainly publishing in
A jury will select the participants based on submitted documents with a special focus on your motivation essay.
Included in the tour (expenses covered by DAAD):
The DAAD will take over the following tasks and will cover the following expenses:
organisation of the tour
accompaniment throughout the tour by DAAD staff and a tour guide
travel expenses from and back to the journalists’ country of origin (Economy Class, 2nd Class (train)) according to the Federal Travel Expenses Law
accommodation and subsistence expenses for the duration of the tour (as outlined in the final programme)
transfers within Germany during the tour (as outlined in the final programme)
health insurance coverage (for the duration of the tour)