Online Course in Science Journalism

Online Course in Science Journalism

Created by the WFSJ and SciDev.Net

Welcome to the world’s first online course in science journalism, developed by the World Federation of Science Journalists in close cooperation with the Science and Development Network SciDev.Net.

The course is ready for use by professional journalists, journalism students and teachers. Scroll down this page to see all 8 lessons so far. These each consist of an e-lecture with examples, self-teaching questions, and assignments. Lesson 2 also has personal testimonies written by experienced journalists.

for more information click here or take a look at the user's guide

Adaptation: Emily Chung - Frank Nuijens

Lesson One : Planning and structuring your work
by Jan Lublinski Lesson Two: Finding and judging science stories
by Julie Clayton Lesson Three: The interview
by Christina Scott Lesson 4: Writing skills
by Nadia El-Awady Lesson 5: What is science?
by Gervais Mbarga and Jean-Marc Fleury Lesson 6: Reporting on Controversies
by KS Jayaraman Lesson 7: Reporting on Science policy
by Hepeng Jia and Richard Stone Lesson 8: How to shoot science
by Šárka Speváková and Carolyn Robinson Lesson 9: Understanding statistics
by Hans Van Maanen Lesson 10: Social Media
by Lynne Smit We invite all the participants of the PtoP-project of the WFSJ to be involved in the discussion on how we should develop this e-learning-project to be relevant and useful to you. Please send your comments or suggestions via the discussion-board of the “online course” on WE.

This project is funded by

For more online-information on science journalism and science communication you may also wish to consult the e-guide to science communication provided by SciDev.Net.

Illustrations: Kaianders Sempler