Pre-conference workshop on facts in the media added to UKCSJ18 programme: apply to attend by 28 September


The ABSW has partnered up with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) on a special addition to the programme of the UK Conference of Science Journalists 2018.

The pre-conference workshop on facts in the media is aimed at science reporters and is organised by WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum (find them on Twitter here: @newspaperworld).

The workshop Science in the Media – Keeping the Facts Straight will take place on 15th October in the Cotton Room of the British Library in London, just around the corner from the UKCSJ2018 main venue, the Francis Crick Institute.

The start time is 09:30am for 10:00am and the workshop will end at 16:30. It will be followed by drinks and dinner (venue TBC).

The workshop is free to UKCSJ2018 registrants but places are limited. To apply, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the following information: your name, title, email address, contact phone number, the organisation you work/freelance for, and whether you work in a newsroom. The deadline for applications is 28 September.

Further information on the workshop:

Taking place a day ahead of the UK Conference of Science Journalists 2018, the workshop will explore the pain points faced by journalists reporting on science and consumer affairs and come up with practical solutions which can be taken back to newsrooms and implemented.

The workshop will be hosted by Fergus Bell, founder of Dig Deeper Media and award-winning multi-format journalist, trainer and leading expert in digital newsgathering and the fight against disinformation. His bio is here. He has won acclaim for his pop-up newsroom concept, which offers a structured approach to problem-solving for newsrooms.

This event is free of charge and will be followed by a drinks reception and dinner. The workshop has limited capacity (max 12 participants) and we are keen to ensure a diversity of viewpoints.

If you or a member of your team is interested in attending please let us know before 28 September, and we will confirm with you as soon as possible. Please note that priority will be given to journalists working for news organisations in keeping with the theme of the workshop.