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Journalism in a Transdisciplinary World: How can we burst the science ‘bubble’? Workshop

July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lausanne (CH), Monday 1st July 2019

To what extent does journalism today look beyond reporting science to placing science in a wider context? Just as researchers are now encouraged to look beyond their ‘bubble’ and conduct transdisciplinary research, so too perhaps science journalists should look beyond the science they report, and relate to broader issues of society and economy, focusing critically on the ethical and social implications of different fields of research and innovation. If there is a science journalism bubble, how do we make the bubble more porous?

In this 3 hour workshop (2-5 p.m.), we invite the WCSJ community to engage with media scholars and practitioners from different areas of expertise and perspectives to discuss these issues. A transdisciplinary approach to explore transdisciplinarity.

NUCLEUS is offering stipends for both established and early career journalists and professional writers to attend the workshop. Furthermore, awardees will get access to the following conference at a reduced fee of €250.

This grant will cover travel and accommodation costs of the awardees, in compliance with reimbursement regulations, which is why travel bookings for awardees will be processed by the institution providing the stipends (Rhine-Waal University). The number of stipends is limited.

To be considered for a stipend, you are required to submit a statement describing your interest in the workshop topic and the contribution you would make to the discussion. Please indicate any published works or studies that would support your interest in the subject matter. Applicants from low-income countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please also indicate your name, your current location and main employer(s)/outlets.

The grant awardees will be selected following the application deadline of 7th June, based on the submitted statement.

Applications can be made in writing to leane.regan@hsrw.eu



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