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Free online course in science journalism

January 21, 2011

Tags: online course, science journalism

First time ever: Free Online Course in Science Journalism, created by the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) in close cooperation with the Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net), for use by professional journalists, journalism students and teachers worldwide. The first eight lessons:
1) Planning and structuring your work (created by Jan Lublinkski)
2) Finding and judging science stories (Julie Clayton)
3) The interview (Christina Scott)
4) Writing skills (Nadia El-Awady)
5) What is science? (Gervais Mbarga and Jean-Marc Fleury)
6) Reporting on controversies (KS Jayaraman)
7) Reporting on science policy (Hepeng Jia and Richard Stone)
8) How to shoot science (Šárka Speváková and Carolyn Robinson).
For each course there is an e-lecture, self-teaching questions, assignments, and PDF versions.