The 6th World Conference of Science Journalists 2009 (WCSJ2009) brings established and aspiring reporters,
writers and science communicators from around the world to debate, network, develop their professional skills and report the
latest advances in science and technology.
WCSJ 09.08.13 - WCSJ 2009 - Development Strand
What challenges do science journalists face in the developing world? In this special documentary covering the Development strand of the World Conference of Science Journalists, we discuss the challenges of getting the right coverage for your region, and how to find credible sources without neglecting the trailblazers. Plus, the big issue of Climate Change and how to link researchers with journalists...
WCSJ 09.08.11 - WCSJ 2009 - New Media Strand
What is the Internet, new technology and increasing citizen journalism doing to the world of science publishing and reporting? In this special documentary from the 2009 World Conference of Science Journalists, London, Chris Smith talks to the reporters at the leading edge of the new media wave, as well as freelancers who are worried they might get washed away by the tide of content...
WCSJ 09.08.05 - The WCSJ Summary
See the sights of the World Conference of Science Journalists, meet some of the delegates and discover the key themes discussed throughout the week. From the importance of communicating science well, through to frivolous (but desirable) USB earrings, we get a snapshot of what the World Conference of Science Journalists was like to attend.
WCSJ 09.08.05 - Reporting Biomedical Science
The Wellcome Trust supported a series of events discussing the reporting of biomedical science at the World Conference of Science Journalists. Kat Arney takes us through the opportunities, responsibilities and controversies of biomedical science in the media...
WCSJ 09.07.03 - Embargoes, Pharmaceuticals and Blogs at the World Conference of Science Journalists
In this final podcast from the WCSJ we discuss the public image of the pharmaceutical industry and the role of the media in shaping public opinion, as well as debate the use of the embargo system in science journalism. Continuing the investigation into the role of new media, we look into the impact of the science blogger.
WCSJ 09.07.02 - Public Relations and Investigative Journalism at the World Conference of Science Journalists
Today we reveal the winner of the bid to host the next WCSJ conference in 2011 as well as discuss the role of public relations and investigative journalism in the media. Plus we debate if the British Media know their science!