Future of Science Journalism Master Class
Research and Society

Future of Science Journalism Master Class

New tools and digital forms of publication are seldom used in Germany for high-quality journalistic content – and this particularly applies to science journalism, despite the rise in new forms of storytelling and multimedia presentation in this field. As a result, the Reporter-Forum and Robert Bosch Stiftung have teamed up to offer the Future of Science Journalism master class, which will give up to 15 journalists the opportunity to develop their own innovative, high-quality projects on a scientific topic. The participants will gain a comprehensive overview of the up-to-date tools available and project management to implement realistic multimedia projects – with the goal of benefiting the entire editorial department. The class will introduce tools for conducting research in large amounts of data and to visualize complex relationships as well as unusual storytelling strategies. Journalists from international media outlets report on the challenges when implementing major multimedia projects.

First, the participants came together on June 13–14, 2014 in Hamburg for the Reporter Workshop. The actual seminar program was held as part of the interdisciplinary EuroScience Open Forum (from June 21–26, 2014) in Copenhagen. The connection to ESOF 2014 allowed the participants to network with the scientists in attendance. In addition to the master class events, the participants received a €6,500 scholarship to support their research into a selected topic and their coverage of it in as innovative a way as possible. In addition, these funds could be used to pay for the trip to Copenhagen.
Head of Masterclass:
Christian Schwägerl


Patrick Klügel
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-330