World Federation of
Science Journalists

Documents

This section list a few documents that might interest science journalists.
 


Detailed Report of the 1st Kavli Symposium on the Future of Science Journalism (Chicago, Feb 2014)

WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE JOURNALISM?

On February 17th-19th, 2014, 50 journalists and experts from 16 countries assembled in Chicago USA, to openly take ownership of this question and to begin to study, articulate and pursue a vision for the future of science journalism. The goal of the symposium was to move forward a selection of issues important to science journalism and offer a list of recommendations, generated from the discussion of three themes:

1. Defining science journalism;
2. International collaboration in science journalism;
3. Supporting science journalism, which was divided in two sub-themes: business models and new tools.

The report summari​s​es the free exchange of new thinking, ideas and possible collaborations that occurred during the event.

Download the pdf version


Manual for investigative journalism (Arabic)

This manual for investigative journalism is prepared by a group of specialists from the Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism.

The Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, is an independent, non-profit, Amman-based, regional media support network that seeks to support independent quality professional journalism, through funding in-depth journalism projects, and offering media coaching.

The manual helps, journalists and editors, who are passionate about telling stories, to investigate these stories, in very simple systematic approaches. It creates a support structure for investigative reporters.




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Science in Africa (English)

ScienceAfrica aims to put all aspects of science and technology at the top of Africa's development agenda. It aims to popularize science and technology in Africa especially issues dealing with health, environment, food production and environment conservation. ScienceAfrica is a direct and indirect result of publisher's close association with WFSJ and experiences gained on the need for more media products focusing on various aspects of science in Africa.

Your feedback is welcome : info@scienceafrica.com
 

Volume 1
Jul 15 - Aug 15
2008
Volume 2
Sep 15 - Oct 15
2008
Volume 3
Nov 6 - Dec 6
2008
Volume 4
part II
Feb - Mar
2009
Volume 5
Apr-May
2009
         
   
Volume 6
Jun-July
2009
Volume 7
Aug-Sep
2009
Volume 8
Oct-Nov
2009
Volume 9
Feb - Mar
2010 
Volume 10
May - Jun
2010 
         
        
Volume 11
Jul-Aug
2010
Volume 12
Sept-Oct
2010
Volume 13
Nov-Dec
2010
Volume 14
Jan-Feb
2011 
Volume 15
Mar - April
2011 
         
   
 Volume 16
June-July
2011
Volume 17
Aug-Sept
2011
Volume 18
Oct-Dec
2011
Volume 19
Feb-April
2012 
Volume 20
June-August
2012 
         
       
Volume 21
Nov - Jan
2013
Volume 22
Feb - Apr
2013
     

 
 



 

“So you’ve had a threatening letter. What can you do?”

Someone - an individual, a company or a legal representative on their behalf – writes, emails or phones you to say that something you wrote about them is libellous. They will probably want you to take down the material, and maybe to apologise, and they might threaten to pursue legal action if you don’t.

What can you do? 

http://www.senseaboutscience.org.uk/index.php/site/other/541/ 
 


 

IIED Briefing Paper on Climate Change and the Media

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has published a 4-page briefing paper on climate change and the media. It is based on recent published studies of how the media reports on climate change in different countries, and opinion polls. It reveals many problems with media coverage of climate change to date, but also many signs of change.

The paper is available as a pdf at: http://pubs.iied.org/17029IIED.html

Contact: Dr Mike Shanahan, Press Officer
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H 0DD, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7388 2117
Fax: +44 (0)20 7388 2826
Email: mike.shanahan@iied.org
http://www.iied.org

 


 

Associated Press Stylebook Now On Line


The 2007 edition of the stylebook from the world's largest newsgathering organization is now available in both a print edition and an online version which allows subscribers to do text searches, receive e-mails on the book's constant updates, or even compile their own modified stylebooks. While the "Associated Press Stylebook"--the Bible of most US newsrooms--is based on American English, it remains a useful tool for writers and editors worldwide." The online subscription costs US$25 per year. For more details: www.apbookstore.com [The on-line version also allows one to ask questions about capitalization, punctuation, style, or whatever and get an official ruling from expert editors. Best of all, this particular feature is free and thus allows one to test the system before subscribing. Find it at this address:

www.apstylebook.com/ask_editor.php



Special Issue on Science Journalism in Germany (in German)

"Science Journalist" ( Wissenschaftsjournalist ) comes out about once a year. It is edited by Rainer Korbmann, a veteran German science journalist, long time editor in chief of a science magazine who now runs his own science communication firm. The publisher of "Wissenschaftsjournalist" covers a variety of special interest magazines. This edition was co-sponsored by WPK, a member of WFSJ.

File: wiss-journ1_200.pdf