04. Editors discuss the future of science journalism

The last few years have witnessed seismic changes in the world media, through the twin economic and electronic upheavals. But what will our working world look like in a decade from now? As our media platforms continue to multiply -- print, video, web, twitter, YouTube, FaceBook, Kindle and mobile phones -- and our audiences fragment, regroup, disperse and re-gather into new mass mediums, where will science journalists belong? A panel of top editors from the BBC, The Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Scientific American, describe their visions of the global future for our craft.

Where does science fit in the evolving news agenda and how can it be the value-added of the best news brands? What is its role in the news of the future? How will science journalism adapt and change? These top editors discuss the crisis, the challenges and the opportunities for science journalism.

Place & time

Venue: Central Hall, Westminster

Date & Time: Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 10:00 - 11:00


Producer: Natasha Loder
Chair: Robert Lee Hotz
Speakers: Fran Unsworth,  James Harding,  John Rennie, Laura Chang