“Scientific controversies in the media” at Tel Aviv 2013

In November 2013 we were both invited by the Jerusalem Press Club, Mishkenot Shaananim and the Israeli Academy of Sciences to attend the first Science Journalism mission to Israel. The mission started right after the 5th Conference on Science Communication organized at the University of Tel Aviv, where we were invited to deliver a workshop on the delicate issue of dealing with controversial topics in the media.

 

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Investigative science journalism and uncertainty at WCSJ 2013 Helsinki

I took part in the 8th World Conference of Science Journalists held in Helsinki (Finland) in June 2013, <a href="http://wcsj2013 like this.org/making-sense-uncertainty/” onclick=”_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’, ‘outbound-article’, ‘http://wcsj2013.org/making-sense-uncertainty/’, ‘discussing about uncertainty in a panel organised by Sense about Science’]);” target=”_blank”>discussing about uncertainty in a panel organised by Sense about Science, and contributing to the workshop organised by the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA), on investigative science journalism. At the time I was sitting in the board of EUSJA, still trying to change it.

After that very frustrating experience with EUSJA, both on the human and the professional side, in early 2014 I started investing all my energies – along with a group of excellent colleagues from the most relevant and active associations of science journalists in Europe – in the launch of the European Federation for Science Journalism.