We're exploring what science communication is
We're exploring what challenges face science journalism. We're
exploring what we can learn from each other. We're exploring with experts and insiders, and across continents. We're exploring how best to prepare our students to shape a changing future;
how to play a critical role in informing society about developments in science.
A new initiative to develop and internationalize science journalism education.
This is a collaborative project between the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, Nature India, Science Journalists Association of India and Association of British Science Writers.
It is bringing together academia and industry to build science communication curricula that meet industry needs.
We at IISER Pune are developing a cutting-edge, inclusive science communication course — a niche area with huge training gaps — for students and professionals alike. We are incorporating insights from experienced science journalists and academicians through workshops, roundtables, and online surveys.
This project is also enabling the team at the Science Communication Unit, UWE, to strengthen the links and industry relevance of our teaching and training. This includes ensuring that our MSc Science Communication continues to develop in line with the needs of the science communication industry and to ensure that our programme offers a truly international curricula.
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The project is being developed parallelly across the globe– in both India and the UK with formal workshops and voices informing both cohort.
'From Audiences to Visibility': The project began with a set of workshops to create a landscape for science communication in both countries. The key themes from Science Journalism Workshops were:
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Environmental Reporting;
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion; and
The project kicked off with three workshops in the UK in March and April 2023. UWE hosted three workshops, each focusing on a specific topic. IISER Pune hosted a Journalists’ Roundtable event on 27th May 2023, at our institute with three sessions focusing on each of the three themes.
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