Science journalism is meant to cast a critical eye upon science, but science is now casting an increasingly critical eye upon itself. Retractions are on the rise, post-publication peer review dismantles high-profile papers within weeks of airing, and several studies in psychology and medicine have uncovered a startling prevalence of irreproducible results and hidden data. This panel will explore the growing movement to improve the practice of science, and how it affects science journalism.
Chair: James Randerson, Assistant News Editor, The Guardian
Panel: Ivan Oransky, vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today. Writer of the blogs Embargo Watch and Retraction Watch
Ben Goldacre, physician, academic and science writer
Chris Chambers, senior research fellow in cognitive neuroscience at the school of psychology, Cardiff University. Science writer
Deborah Cohen. investigations editor BMJRead more ...
Longform science writing is flourishing, with a growing number of outlets that publish pieces at 3,000… 5,000… even 10,000 words. This session will look at the art of crafting long narratives, from the minutiae of structure, to tips and tricks for reporting.
Chair: Alok Jha, Science Correspondent, The Guardian
Panel: Helen Pearson, Chief Features Editor, Nature
Will Storr, Author and Journalist
Paul Olding, TV and Film, Director and ProducerRead more ...
Discover some of the tools available for data journalism, and how they can be applied to reporting on science, and helping to tell your stories. Let the experts take you through some of their successful projects and teach you how to avoid potential pitfalls.
Chair:Timandra Harkness, Broadcaster, writer and comedian
Panel:Peter Aldhous, Science journalist, contributor MATTER and Medium (remotely from USA)
John Walton, BBC News, Visual Journalism
John Burn-Murdoch, Interactive Data Journalist, The Financial TimesRead more ...
What are the secrets to successful freelancing? How do you take that first step away from the security of a salary and benefits? How do you make a living? Where will the work come from? How do you stick to your deadlines and motivate yourself in an isolated environment? Hear the inside view from three successful freelancers. Chair: Martin Ince, President ABSW, Freelance Journalist Panel: Richard Vize, freelance journalist, communications consultant and public policy expert, working as Public Policy Media Ltd Priya Shetty, Global health journalist, writes for The Lancet, Nature, New Scientist, Huffington Post, The Guardian, BBC Angela Saini, freelance science journalist, broadcaster and author Liveblog will appear below.Read more ...
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