Science in the Newsroom Global Summit 2020

Forum to address science coverage issues

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Science in the Newsroom Global Summit 2020

Global health emergencies look set to be a part of our lives. Scientists are warning that we may be entering a looming age of pandemics. What awaits us in 2021, and what lessons can we draw from Covid-19 coverage to better equip newsrooms and journalists to move from reactive storytelling to considered and impactful journalism?

The World Editors Forum is hosting the Science in the Newsroom Global Summit 2020 on 23 and 24 November to guide editors, journalists, and newsroom managers on how to cover future global crises. The World Editors Forum is a global community of editors and is an integral part of Wan-Ifra. It has created a platform for a free press, quality journalism, and newsroom transformation. The World Editors Forum has been in existence for over 25 years.

This two day, open, online event will tap expert views on future public health crises, showcase best practice journalism that has emerged in 2020, give ideas on how to elevate your coverage so that you are recognized as a credible provider of science news, and suggest how to develop specialist skills in your newsroom.

The speakers at the event include David Walmsley, editor-in-chief, The Globe and Mail, Canada; Prof Suzanne Franks, professor of journalism at City, University of London; John Burn-Murdoch, senior data visualization journalist, Financial Times, UK; Dr Roberta Villa, medical doctor, freelance health journalist and science writer; Shirish Kulkarni, award-winning journalist, among others.

The program is supported by Temasek Foundation. International Science Council and Quest are the program advisors for the event.

Register for the event here