WFSJ Election 2013
Second Round information
- The second round of voting will start May 15th until May 22.
- Voting delegates will only cast one vote on one of the 4 World candidates
- The original announcement stated that 3 candidates will move on to the second round, but because of a 3-way tie for the second place in the first round, 4 candidates will run in the second round.
Round One Results
Participation: 39 associations voted out of 42 eligible.
(note: all voting delegates could cast 2 votes, so the total is higher then 100%)
These are the candidates for election to the Board of the World Federation of Science journalists. This time you are voting separately for two positions. One for a seat reserved for a Canadian resident and one seat for the rest of the World.
Voting representatives have one vote for the Canadian seat and two votes for the remaining candidates.
You are encouraged to read their vision statements and email them any questions you may have. They or their representatives in turn may well email you to lobby for your vote. You are also encouraged to consult with your executive board and members to consider which candidates to vote for.
A list of voting delegates is here
. Email them to let them know what you think.
The first round of vote will be from May 1st to May 8th
. The 3 candidates with the most votes will participate in a second round of voting which will take place between May 15th and May 22th
. The results of the first round will be announced on May 9th
and on May 24th
for the second. In case of a tie, another round will be announced.
As you consider which candidate to vote consider first and foremost their qualities as a journalist and their ability to deliver our mission statement as a Board Director:
- The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, representing science journalists' associations globally. The Federation encourages strong, critical coverage of issues in science and technology, environment, health and medicine, agriculture and related fields.
- The purpose of the WFSJ is to develop awareness of science journalism globally by building the capacity of media professionals to undertake engaging, incisive, accurate, impartial, high quality science journalism.
- The WFSJ nurtures science journalists and science journalism through education, projects, conferences, and the creation of national associations. It is dedicated to fostering collegiality and professional networks to strengthen science journalism, and in turn, empower civil society.
- The WFSJ aims to safeguard the rights and livelihoods of science journalists globally, inclusive of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, and sexual preference and language.
Voting delegate will receive an email on the first day of the vote with instructions on how to vote.
The post of President will be determined at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Finland in June when the national association which wins the bid to host the conference in 2015 has the opportunity to put forward a candidate for consideration by the Federation's Executive Board.