World Federation of Science Journalists

Irish Science & Technology Journalists' Association (ISTJA)




Ireland



Established: 1985
About:
ISTJA is an association of full time journalists in print, broadcasting and new media, who have a strong interest in science and/or technology. Its objectives are: to sustain and improve the quality of coverage of science and techology by its members; to increase awareness of scientific and technological developments and issues; and to assist its members to network. It represents about 90% of working science journalists in Ireland.
Key Activities:
ISTJA organises an informal monthly meeting of its members, training for members, public events, and group visits to universities and research institutes. In September 2005, ISTJA co-hosted a visit of EUSJA members to Dublin with the Association of British Science Writers, their sister organisation in the UK.
Membership:
20 journalists
Affiliations(2):
WFSJ (member); EUSJA (member)
Governance:
Leading officers are elected at an annual general assembly and the Executive Office then meets on an ongoing basis by e-mail and in person.
Financing: The annual budget (€ 500 - 5 000) is sourced from membership fees and occasional activity-based sponsorship.
Contact:
Anthony King | Brickhill West | Cratloe | Co.Clare | IRELAND | e: anthonyjking@gmail.com