Summer School

Registration now open 

Monday 8 July 2019, University College London

  • Considering a career in science journalism?
  • Taken a career break and want to get back into the field?
  • Thinking of moving to the science or tech beat?

Gain new skills and insights and get the chance to network with key editors and journalists at the Association of British Science Writers Science & Technology Journalism Summer School.

The summer school is an official satellite event of the WCSJ2019 and for those registered to attend the WCSJ the summer school is free to attend (proof of WCSJ registration required on registration for the summer school by upload of your registration receipt) you will also then receive a 100 Swiss francs refund (50 for students) on the registration fee paid for the WCSJ19 after the WCSJ has taken place by providing evidence of attendance at the summer school which ABSW will provide on request. 

 

Programme 

Time

Tech Stream

Basic Skills Stream

09:00-09:30

Registration

09:30-10:30

Panel: What success looks like

10:30-11:00

Coffee

11:00-12:30

Workshop

Reporting on emerging technologies: The next big thing or vaporware?

Workshop

Writing Features: The elements of narrative journalism

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:00

Workshop

Investigating companies

Workshop

Incorporating visuals into your story

15:00-15:30

Coffee

15:30-16:30

Workshop

The law around company investigations: NDAs, libel, trade secrets, whistlblowing, protecting sources

Workshop

Reading a research paper: Why the full story probably isn’t in the press release, and how to find out what really is

16:30-17:30

Panel

Pitching to technology, engineering and trade publications

Panel

Building a satisfying portfolio career              

17:30-18:30

Meet the Editors (individual short appointments with editors)

18:30-19:00

Reception

19:00-20:30

Keynote Speaker(s) plus Q&A then continued Reception

 

Workshops and panels: details and speakers

Registration Costs:

ABSW members/UCL staff and students/WFSJ members: £45 inc VAT

Registered for WCSJ - FREE (proof of registration required by upload of your registration receipt through summer school registration form)

You can join the ABSW to enjoy all our member benefits and the registration fee of £45 - our registration form allows you to pay for reduced registration and membership in one payment, however you will still need to complete our membership form once you have made the payment.

Register now

 

The ABSW, UCL and EurekAlert! - supporting and developing the next generation of science journalists. 

Find out more about our previous Science Journalism Summer Schools held in 2017 and 2015.

EurekAlert! is the ABSW's professional development partner and supports all ABSW professional development events.