Future of Science Journalism Master Class

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 jour-nalism, despite the rise in new forms of storytelling and multimedia presenta-tion 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 compre-hensive 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 unu-sual storytelling strategies. Journalists from international media outlets report on the challenges when implementing major multimedia projects.

First, the participants will come together on June 13–14, 2014 in Hamburg for the Reporter Workshop. The actual seminar program will then be held as part of the interdisciplinary EuroScience Open Forum (from June 21–26, 2014) in Copenhagen. The connection to ESOF 2014 will also allow the participants to network with the scientists in attendance. In addition to the master class events, the participants will also receive 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 can be used to pay for the trip to Copen-hagen.

The call for submissions is geared toward experienced salaried and freelance journalists, particularly those in the middle stage of their professional lives.

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Patrick Klügel
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