How can discussions on complex scientific topics between different social groups be organized and accompanied in such a way that they are fact-based and appreciative? How do science journalists intensify the contact with their readers? How can readers get involved in research or even in checking facts? During the masterclass journalists discuss possible answers and develop solutions.
About the project
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 Science Journalism master class, which will give 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 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.