I’m excited to announce that I’ll be attending an amazing event in late June: the World Conference of Science Journalists’ annual conference, this time to be held in in Doha, Qatar. On June 28 I’m organizing the following plenary session:
Am I a Science Journalist?
In the evolving world of science communication, how do we define a science journalist? This panel will discuss whether the venerable word “journalist” can or should be applied to some, all, or none of the new generation of science bloggers and educators who are remaking the field.
- Chris Mooney, Discover; Point of Inquiry (USA)
- Bora Zivkovic, A Blog Around the Clock; Scientific American (USA)
- Ed Yong, Not Exactly Rocket Science (UK)
- Moheb Costandi, Neurophilosophy (UK)
- Homayoun Kheyri, freelance; BBC World Service (Australia/Iran)
- Cristine Russell, Council for the Advancement of Science Writing; Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (USA)
But of course this is just a tiny part of this historic conference–I believe it is the first time WCSJ has been held in the Arab world. The event will feature over 180 speakers from all over the world and 100 developing country journalists will be brought to Doha.
For many more details, and to see how you might attend, see here.