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.


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; 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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