Journalists from the Balkans are organising and speaking at several sessions at the European Conference of Science Journalists in Copenhagen, Denmark, next week (26-30 June).
This is perhaps the best representation of journalists from the region – and the specific issues they face – at a major international conference of science journalism yet.
The sessions that involve reporters who are members or board members of the Balkan network of Science Journalists include those on pitching, censorship, pseudoscience, feature articles and science in Eastern Europe.
Mico Tatalovic, from Croatia, is organising a session entitled How to successfully pitch science story on Tuesday.
Alexandra Nistoroiu and Aurel F. Marin from Romania are organising a session on Wednesday called Where’s the science? Challenges of science journalism in Eastern Europe with speakers from Croatia (Vedrana Simičević), Montenegro (Maria Bolevich) and Serbia (Slobodan Bubnjevic).
Also on Wednesday, Ivana Horvat from Serbia is organising a session on Is ‘feature’ taking over the news? With speakers including Slobodan Bubnjevic from Serbia and Mico Tatalovic from Croatia.
Julianna Photopoulos from Greece, and Alexandra Nistoroiu from Romania are organising the session on Thursday about How to report on and debunk pseudoscience and speakers include Alexandra Nistoroiu and Mico Tatalovic, amongst others.
Also on Thursday, Mico Tatalovic is organising a session on A new wave of censorship in science journalism with speakers including Hungary’s Kata Karáth, Croatia’s Vedrana Simičević, and Montenergo’s Maria Bolevich.
If you are at the conference do come along and join us for the discussions.