Science journalism workshop in Ljubljana, Slovenia, with Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize winner on 27-29 November

Three days of events dedicated to science communication, specifically, science journalism skills, are taking place in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana this November, 27-29th.

The workshops will be in English and take place at the Museum of recent history (Cekinov grad), Celovška cesta 23, Ljubljana and at the Creative Center Poligon, Tobačna 5, Ljubljana.

They are organised by the Public Agency for Research in the Republic of Slovenia (ARRS) in cooperation with the US Embassy in Slovenia. See below for more information from their site:

The event is linked to the project Communication of Science (KomZn), that brings some of the top international science journalists to Slovenia. In 2014, they hosted Ian Sample, Editor of Science at The Guardian;  in 2015 they invited Vivienne Parry, a publicist in the field of science, a lecturer and editor of natural science programs on Radio 4 and the BBC; an in 2016, the New York Times columnist, George Johnson.

This year, the main guest is prof. dr. Deborah Blum, director of the Knight Science Journalism programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology program (MIT) and Pulitzer Prize winner. Deborah Blum is one of the most renowned American journalists in the field of science reporting, and an accomplished book author.

Program:

Day 1 – Monday, November 27, 2017

From 17:00 to 19:00 at the Museum of recent history (Cekinov grad), Celovška cesta 23, Ljubljana

High-level event: a conversation with prof. dr. Deborah Blum, Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program of Scientific Journalism, and Host Admission, the Public Research Agency of the Republic of Slovenia and the US Embassy

Topic: The recognition of science and its role in society, in the media and in decision making.

The discussion is led by: Ksenja Horvat, journalist and host of Interview, RTV Slovenia.

Invited: the leading and most prominent representatives of the Slovenian scientific and research community; rectors of universities, directors and directors of public research institutes and other leading representatives and representatives of research organizations. Participation in an event is possible with an invitation.

The event will be in English.

Day 2 – Tuesday, November 28, 2017

From 10.00 to 12.00 in the Creative Center Poligon, Tobačna 5, Ljubljana.

Workshop for editors and journalists with prof. dr. Deborah Blum

Topic: scientific writing, media coverage of science, specific journalistic skills and knowledge.

Invited: editors and journalists who cover science in the media, students of journalism (maximum 40 participants).

The workshop will be in English and free of charge.

Day 2 – Tuesday, November 28, 2017

From 15:00 to 17:00 in the Creative Center Poligon, Tobačna 5, Ljubljana.

Workshop for researchers and researchers with prof. dr. Deborah Blum

Topic: communication of science and research results.

Invited: researchers and researchers and representatives PR representatives at research organizations (maximum 70 participants).

Workshop, which will be held in English and free of charge.

Day 3 – Wednesday, November 29, 2017

from 13.00 – 15.30 in the Creative Center Poligon, Tobačna 5, Ljubljana

Workshop with Igor E. Bergant, reporter and broadcaster, RTV Slovenia

Topic: media skills for researchers and researchers.

Invited: researchers and researchers and representatives PR representatives at research organizations (maximum 70 participants). Workshop will be held in the Slovenian language and is free of charge.

Applications:

Applications are accepted by e-mail: tina.vuga@arrs.si by Friday, November 24, 2017 until 10 am.

Please indicate in the e-mail the event for which you are registering for and write your contact details (title, name, affiliation, e-mail address).

 

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