ABSW Science Journalism Summer School 2017: a one-day event to kick-start or reinvigorate your career in science journalism
In association with the World Federation of Science Journalists
Wednesday 5 July 2017, The Wellcome Trust, London
Twitter hashtag: #abswss17
See what to expect in this Storify account of our last summer school #sjss15: https://storify.com/MTatalovic/absw-summer-school-of-science-journalism-2015
Draft programme: Speakers and sessions are still being finalised
|09:00-09:30||Coffee and registration|
|09:30-09:35||Welcome and introduction, Pallab Gosh, Honorary President, ABSW and science correspondent for BBC|
Opening Plenary: The role of critical science journalism in the fake news world
Alok Jha, Science Correspondent, ITV
|10:15-10:45||New media trends
Where are our audiences? The latest insights about digital news consumption from the Digital News Report 2017
Dr Richard Fletcher, research fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Pitching skills - how and where to sell you story ideas
Investigative science reporting
|13:15-14:30||Lunch and networking|
|14:30-15:30||Data journalism skills
Discover sources of open data and how to work with it using techniques such as visualisation, scraping and mapping.
Jonathan Stoneman, Freelance trainer in Open Data
Moderator: Wendy Grossman, ABSW board member and freelance journalist
EurekAlert!’s science news service and media survey results
Brian Lin, director of editorial content strategy at EurekAlert! will introduce EurekAlert! and its editorial policies, explain how you can get access to it, and present results from its latest survey of science journalists
|17:30 - 21:00||Meet the editors, pitch your stories, get career advice
Take part in a highly interactive session to develop your pitching skills and learn what editors want. You’ll have the opportunity to sit across the table from some of the key science editors and pitch story ideas, one-on-one, as well as ask them any career questions you may have.
Whether you are pitching as a staff journalist or a freelancer you need to learn how to make an editor take notice of your stories. Get an insight into the minds of editors, and a chance to network with those who could commission your stories.
Editors available to speak to will include:
Chrissie Giles, commissioning editor, Mosaic
Vicki Turk, senior editor at Wired UK
Michael Marshall, acting editor at BBC Earth
Mico Tatalovic, environment and life sciences news editor, New Scientist
Aisling Irwin, acting editor at SciDev.Net
Cristina Gallardo, reporter and editor at Research Europe
Emma Stoye, senior science correspondent at Chemistry World
...and more to come...
Moderator: Bob Ward, ABSW board member, policy and communications director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics
Feedback on our last Science Journalism Summer School
A great day at #sjss15 - particularly good session on pitching skills and an eye-opening demo of some amazing open data resources— Claire Asher (@claireasher) June 25, 2015
The ABSW would like to thank The Wellcome Trust for venue support.
Evening Careers Event:
Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew
In association with: