Modern Science Journalism

Innovation in Science Journalism

The widespread public discussion on scientific topics such as nuclear power, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, CO2 storage, and demographic change shows that even complex scientific topics are becoming important in ever larger social groups and are of increasing political importance, too. Never before has public interest in science been so great. The coverage of science and knowledge-related topics in the media has become more diverse.

Science journalism plays a key role in documenting, analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting scientific results within our complexifying information society. At the same time, the way journalists work is changing now that the digital age offers new methods and multimedia forms. Science journalists have to address a growing, diversifying target group. The changes brought about in the media landscape by the Internet, in particular, are challenging science journalism to develop new forms of journalistic treatment for scientific topics and to feed new channels.

Gamification, data-driven journalism, multimedia-based storytelling - What will science journalism be like in the future? How is science journalism responding to changes in the world of media and in the way science is operating? What are the forms and developments that will play an increasingly important role in future?

The Robert Bosch Stiftung supports projects that provide answers to these and other similar questions and point the way towards sustainable, discerning science journalism. Promising projects and projects already successful in their pilot phases usually receive up to € 15,000 each. The application period ended on August 31, 2014.


Patrick Klügel
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