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:

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Alpine bid – with a Balkan flavour – chosen to host the next World Conference of Science Journalists

The city of Lausanne was chosen to host the 11th World Conference of Science Journalists, which will have two programmes designed specifically for science journalists in the Balkans.

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The conference will be held from 1 to 5 July 2019 at the SwissTech Convention Center on the campus of the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute (EPFL) and the University of Lausanne (UNIL).

It will be co-organised by the Swiss, French and Italian Associations of Science Journalism (ASJS, AJSPI and SWIM), and between 1,000 and 1,200 participants are expected to attend.

“Longer-term projects, which will be launched before WCSJ 2019, will build closer links between communities of science writers around the world, one focusing on French-speaking science journalists, another on science writers in the Balkans,” said Fabio Turone, president of SWIM.

The two programmes specific to Balkans, carried out in partnership with the Balkan Network of Science Journalists are: the Balkan School of Science Journalism and of Balkan Science Journalism Fellowships. Read more on each of these proposals below:

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Apply now for an early-career Balkan science reporting fellowship: deadline is 15 November 2017

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The fellowship allows you to cover the latest research and network with peers from around the world at the AAAS Annual Meeting – one the main and biggest meetings of scientists and science journalists.

It includes a free trip to AAAS conference in Texas, US, on 15-19 February 2018.

The fellowship is for journalists – freelance or staff – with less than five years of professional experience.

Apply now: https://fellows.eurekalert.org

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The EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters support excellence in science communication globally, with a focus on developing regions and emerging economies.

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Serbian journalist elected vice-president of the governing board of the World Federation of Science Journalists

Milica WCSJ 2017Milica Momcilovic, a board member of the Balkan Network of Science Journalists, has been elected to the position of the vice-president of the board of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ).

The new president of the board is Mohammed Yahia, a Nature editor from Egypt, who has taken over from the US-based Curtis Brainard.

The new appointments have been decided and announced at the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017 in San Francisco, US, this week (26-30 October 2017).

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Serbian journalist elected to the governing board of the World Federation of Science Journalists

155ae48.jpgMilica Momcilovic, a board member of the Balkan Network of Science Journalists has been elected to the newly expanded board of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ).

Milica has been a science journalist since 2006, mainly in the television field, working with Serbian Broadcasting Corporation (RTS) as a reporter and science editor.

She is also editor-in-chief of Green-web-Action for sustainable future — multimedia web-based platform dedicated to the promotion of environmental values and long-term sustainable thinking in Serbia and region with critical coverage of issues in environment, climate change health and medicine.

And, she has been an active board member of the Balkan Network of Science Journalists, which backed her candidacy.

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BNSJ board member from Romania awarded a scholarship for BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting

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Alexandra Nistoroiu, a Bucharest-based freelance journalist and Balkan Network of Science Journalists’ board member, participated in the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting, thanks to a scholarship awarded by BIRN and the Friends for Friends Foundation in Romania.

The training programme held in the historic resort city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, 20-26 of August, is teaches cutting-edge investigative skills for journalists based in the Balkans.

Around 35 reporters from the Balkans, but also Luxembourg and Canada joined this year’s edition of the school. Lead trainer was Blake Morrison, investigative projects editor at Reuters in New York and three times Pulitzer finalist for his investigative work.

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Balkan broadcast journalist shortlisted for the board of World Federation of Science Journalists

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Milica Momcilovic, a broadcast journalist from Serbia is one of the nine people running for a seat on the newly expanded board of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ).

Milica has been a science journalist since 2006, mainly in the television field, working with Serbian Broadcasting Corporation (RTS) as a reporter and science editor.

She is also editor-in-chief of Green-web-Action for sustainable future — multimedia web-based platform dedicated to the promotion of environmental values and long-term sustainable thinking in Serbia and region with critical coverage of issues in environment, climate change health and medicine.

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