This year’s Science Journalism Summer School took place online on Thursday 08 July; the programme included keynote sessions, interactive workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities, as well as the ABSW Awards 2021 Ceremony that evening. 

Near-final timetable

09:30 Reporting from the frontline of a pandemic (60 mins)

Keynote address: Natasha Loder, health policy editor The Economist

10:40 Including diverse voices in science journalism (60 mins)

Panel discussion: Shirish Kulkarni (Decolonising the News, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism), Anjali Ramachandran (Storythings), Angela Saini (author Superior: The Return of Race Science)

12:00 Google News Initiative Tools: Fundamentals (60 mins)

Workshop: Caroline Scott, Google News Labs

12:10 How to get a job as a science journalist in the mainstream media and what to expect when you get there (60 mins)

Panel discussion: Victoria Gill (BBC), Samuel Lovett (The Independent), Madhumita Murgia (Financial Times), Alexandra Thompson (Yahoo UK)

14:00 Data journalism: using data as a source (90 mins)

Workshop: Martin Frigaard (Paradigm Data Group)

14:10 Successful freelancing (90 mins)

Panel discussion: Syriacus Buguzi, Olive Heffernan, Georgia Mills, Gayathri Vaidyanthan

15:40 How to report on pre-prints (60 mins)

Panel discussion: Serge Horbach (Aarhus University), John Inglis (Cold Spring Laboratory Press), Cassidy Sugimoto (Indiana University Bloomington)

15:50 Unlearning academic writing (60 mins)

Panel discussion: Layal Liverpool (New Scientist), Jason Palmer (The Economist), John Whitfield (Research Professional News)

16:50: Science writing beyond journalism (60 mins)

Panel discussion: Annie Brookman-Byrne (The Psychologist), Alex Lathbridge (Cancer Research UK), Katherine Nightingale (Francis Crick Institute)

17:00 Speed pitching (60 mins)

Experts: Tushna Commissariat (Physics World), Kate Douglas (New Scientist), Richard Gray (BBC), Helen Pearson (Nature), Inga Vesper (Research Professional News), Neil Withers (Chemistry World)

19:00 ABSW 2021 Awards Ceremony (70 mins)

Full programme details here

Diversity scholarships overview

Book tickets

Ticket Cost Quantity
ABSW member £30.00 Unavailable
ABSW member Early Bird £25.00 Unavailable
ABSW non-member £75.00 Unavailable
ABSW student member £25.00 Unavailable
Comp Free Unavailable
Non-member Early Bird £40.00 Unavailable
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