World Federation of Science Journalists

Australian Science Communicators (ASC)




Australia
www.asc.asn.au




Established: 1994
About:
The ASC is a network of over 500 people working in science and technology communication across Australia and overseas. Its members are drawn together by a desire to improve their skills, exchange ideas and build synergies, and in general to advance the profession of science communication.

Its objectives are: to foster professional communication of science and technology, especially through high standards in the crafts of journalism and other forms of communication; to promote national awareness and understanding of science and technology; to encourage discussion and debate of ethical, policy, economic and social issues related to science and technology; and to provide opportunities for meetings between science and technology communication professionals.
Membership:
Journalists 37
Public relations officers ~100
Others(consultants, scientists, teachers) ~360
Total 500
Affiliations(1):
WFSJ (member)
Governance:
The president is elected at the National Annual General Meeting by the National Council. Each branch with more than ten financial members is entitled to one representative on the National Council. The National Council then appoints two Vice Presidents, a Secretary and a Treasurer to the National Executive, which meets at least six times annually.
Financing: Annual budget (~AUD 50 000) is sourced from membership, conferences, projects
Contact:

Jesse Shore, president, office@asc.asn.au, PO Box 13, Billinudgel, NSW Australia 2483.
+61 403 013 880