World Federation of
Science Journalists

Science Writers in Italy - SWIM

Italy
www.sciencewriters.it




Established: 2010
About:
We are professionals from printed media, radio and tv as well as book editors and communication officers from research institutes. We aim at facilitating international networking and the participation to high level training opportunities; we promote research on science journalism and communication; we wish to encourage the best experiences in science journalism and communication, as well as open data initiatives and their use in journalism.
Key Activities:
We launched the first national poll on science reporters, and are working on a “field guide” for science writers.

Among the projects we are working on: Hands-on Lab in biology/molecular oncology; Training on the use of science literature; Course in health, science and tech journalism.

The projects we would like to start soon include plans for: Professional social network; Improved access to scientific literature; Mapping of National and International databases relevant to science reporting; Data-driven science journalism and computer-assisted reporting; Database of experts / Science media center
Membership:
As of March 2011 we have 32 members
Affiliations:
WFSJ (member); EUSJA
Governance:
The board is elected every five years by the annual general assembly, and meets roughly every month.
Financing: Membership fees are currently the sole source of financing
Contact:
Fabio Turone | Science Writers in Italy | Via Lorenzo Perosi, 3 20146 Milano Italy
tel 00390236550763 | fax 003936550759 | mob. +393474419268
turone@sciencewriters.it