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THE 10TH WORLD CONFERENCE OF SCIENCE JOURNALISTS

Bridging Science and Societies


Excellent science journalism has never been more essential to our complex and changing world. In October 2017 (Oct. 26-30) San Francisco will welcome more than 1,200 media professionals from 70 countries as they come together for the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2017).
 
The conference is being held in the United States for the first time. It will give science journalists an opportunity to immerse themselves in Northern California’s rich science and technology environment as they address the future of media and the excitement and challenges of 21st-century science.

 
The theme of the five-day conference is Bridging Science and Societies, reflecting on the vital role of science communication and the fact that journalists interpret science in context for diverse societies.
 
A
preliminary conference schedule and much more can be found on the WCSJ2017 website.

Sponsorship makes the WCSJ2017 happen!


Sponsorships and partnerships will enable emerging and seasoned science journalists to develop their knowledge of cutting-edge science and build global capacity for the critical work of bringing science news to diverse audiences.  
 
Become a sponsor or contributor and download the full 
Sponsorship Packet or go to the Support Section on the Conference website.

THE FIVE WINNERS OF THE KAVLI PRIZE SCHOLARSHIPS

Our three jury members had the difficult task to pick five winning journalists from a total of 31 very strong applications to attend the 2016 Kavli Prizes awarding in Oslo, Norway (Sept. 3-9).

The five journalists will be able to interview the laureates of the Kavli Prize awarded in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience and will be attending the Award Ceremony, The Kavli Prize Laureate Lectures and the Kavli Prize Symposia.

The names and biographies of the five winning journalist and three jury members can be found
here.

The scholarships to attend the Kavli Prize are funded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

THE THIRD KAVLI SYMPOSIUM 

Transforming International Science News Coverage

The 3rd Kavli Symposium will take place in Washington DC (Feb. 15–18) at the National Academy of Sciences. The symposium will focus on International Collaboration on Global Science Stories and its challenges & opportunities.
 
The Kavli Symposium will help discern the modern forms of manipulation of information, strategies and tactics that hinder the ability of science journalists to cover major international science for the benefit of the public.
 
With a combination of science news ‘case studies’ and ‘out of the box’ speakers to introduce new ideas, tools, strategies and models the symposium aims at better empowering science journalists who often face complicated issues when covering international news stories that has human consequences.

 
The complete symposium program and a list with the participants can be found here.

TOOLBOX ON THE ZIKA VIRUS FOR JOURNALISTS

Training module to assist journalists in their reporting

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently declared the Zika virus a public health emergency of international concern.

The virus has spread explosively in the last months and already has left a significant mark in 23 countries in the Americas and other countries around the world.

A widely available safe and effective Zika vaccine will not be available soon and the infectious disease has been linked to (but yet to be confirmed) microcephaly, a serious condition that can cause lifelong developmental problems. 

Following the request of the WHO the WFSJ will be developing a 
toolbox for journalists on Zika that, among others, will include an updated overview on the disease. The content will be written by science journalists and writers. More news to follow.

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