Preliminary programme

The preliminary programme of the 2014 edition
of the UNESCO South East European (SEE) Science Journalism School
will be published in the coming weeks.

PROGRAMME OF THE FIRST EDITION 

3 to 5 October 2013

Hotel Park, Belgrade, Serbia

Day 1                         Thursday 3 October 2013           Blue Room-2nd Floor

11:30-11:45             Welcome

11:45-12:20                         Opening Session

                                   Presentation: Science Journalism is under threat.

Fabio Turone,  Agency Zoe of scientific and medical information, Milan; President of the professional association Science Writers in Italy

12:20-13:00                         Presentation: Covering science news from developing countries

Mico Tatalovic, News Editor for SciDev.Net

13:00-14:00                         Lunch

14:00-15:30                         Tour de table of Participants: “What I think/know of science                                                         journalism in my country and what I think we need to improve it” (4-5 minutes each)

15:30-15:45                         Coffee Break

16:00-16:45                         Workshop 1:  Dealing with health statistics

Bora Zivkovic, Blog Editor at Scientific American, Director of ScienceOnline.com; Fabio Turone; Daniela Ovadia, Scientific Director of the Agency Zoe of Scientific and medical information

16:45-17:30                         Blogging about science – how to setup your own blog

Bora Zivkovic – Daniela Ovadia
17:30-18:00                         Wrap-up discussions

Day 2                         Friday 4 October 2013     Blue Room-2nd Floor

9:00-10:00                Presentation:                      Common misunderstandings about the brain and                                                              neurosciences

Daniela Ovadia

10:00-11:00                         Presentation:                      Evaluating the quality of journal articles (Peer                                                                                  review, impact factors)

                                   Fabio Turone; Mico Tatalovic

11:00-11:15             Coffee Break

11:15-12:15                         Presentation:                      Open Access and the media – Eshan Masood

 

12:15-13:00                         Presentation:                      Evaluating the quality of health reporting

Hristio Boytchev, Freelance science journalist; Bora Zivkovic,

13:00-14:00                         Lunch

14:00-14:45                         Presentation:                      Risks and Uncertainty in the media

                                   David Ropeik,  Expert on risk and the communication of risk  

14:45-15:30                         Workshop 2:  Covering risk

David Ropeik

15:30-15:45                        Coffee Break

16:00-17:30                         Continuation Workshop 2 “Covering risk”

17:30-18:00                        Wrap-up discussion 

Day 3             Saturday 5 October 2013                       Blue Room-2nd Floor

9:00-10:00                Presentation:                      Science Journalism in South-East Europe: what are the relevant European policies and funding programmes?

Peter B. Mayr, Science policy expert; Istvan Palugyai, senior science editor Népszabadság, Former President European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations

10:00-11:00                         Presentation:                      Covering science policy – Eshan Masood                                  

11:00-11:15             Coffee Break

11:15-12:15                         Presentation:                      The need for context over controversy: a few case                                                               studies 

Claudia Di Giorgio, Managing editor in chief of Le Scienze (Italian edition of Scientific American) and Mente e Cervello; Bora Zivkovic; David Ropeik; Istvan Palugyai

12:15-13:00                         Presentation:                      Tackling pseudoscience

Mico Tatalovic

13:00-14:00                         Lunch

14:00-14:45                         Presentation:                      Dealing with different audiences – The case of  SciAm Mind in different countries

Claudia Di Giorgio; Daniela Ovadia

14:45-15:30                         Workshop 3:  Using social media for science journalism

Hristio Boytchev; Mico Tatalovic

15:30-16:00                         Coffee break

16:00-18:00                        Conclusions of Workshop (Remarks and suggestions for improvement)

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