UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced a sponsored science reporting workshop that will be held at UKRI’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (10-14 March 2019) in Harwell, UK’s major research centre, delivered by the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ).
The workshop’s overall objective is to strengthen African journalists’ skills in science reporting. Such reporting is an enabler of wider economic and societal development including evidence-based policy-making.
The workshop held over four (4) days will cover basic science journalism training including a mix of presentations, science lectures, and practical exercises, covering themes such as assessing scientific papers and data, fact checking and unbiased media coverage, looking for fresh and locally-relevant reporting angles, Mobile journalism skills, basic statistics training, etc. Training also includes access to onsite researchers, field trips/site visits, welcome reception and evaluation.
The WFSJ will select up to 20 African journalists to attend this workshop. The deadline to apply is Thursday 22 November 2018 at 12 noon Eastern Time.
To find out more about the eligibility criteria, the costs covered, the application form, etc. go the WFSJ’s website here.