The German Science Journalists’ Association (WPK) is an association of science journalists. It aims to promote the encounter, understanding, and exchange of information between science, economy, politics, and the general public and contribute to responsible, factual, and independent reporting from science, medicine, and technology.
The WPK is financed, in part, by contributions from its members and by donations from the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is an independent association in which the major science organizations are particularly represented. The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2010.
The WPK has been organizing the trade fair “WISSENSWERTE” since 2004. With around 450 participants, it is the most important forum for science journalism in German-speaking countries. The Leopoldina has supported the conference for several years.