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Science Course for Journalists “Diving into Science”

Science Course for Journalists “Diving into Science”

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Dementia, swine-flu, genetic engineering — topics that make headlines. They gain social relevance and branch off from the science section into the political and business news. That is already happening and will increase prospectively.

Dementia, swine-flu, genetic engineering — topics that make headlines. They gain social relevance and branch off from the science section into the political and business news. That is already happening and will increase prospectively.

In order to ensure the desired standard of reporting coverage in this respect, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina is organizing a journalist collegium entitled “Diving into Science”. This exclusive program is designed to provide editorial staff and experienced journalists from all media with a non scientific background an effective continuing education tool for scientific based reporting.

In a series of sessions, 15 journalists are given the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge and more familiarity with the tools of the trade. With “Dive in and go deeper” as the underlying motto, the participants meet with selected internationally recognized scientists and experienced science journalists within the framework of a carefully planned program. As a result, they will be able to establish their own network of specialists and scientific institutions, as well as become more familiar with special research methods in scientific reporting. The various editorial departments should subsequently profit from this program as well, because of the raised coverage quality of scientific issues.

In addition to four interesting seminar events taking place at renowned research institutes (each lasting from two to three days), the program also includes a 3,000 € scholarship for individual research trips.

Topic for 2014 – 2016: Between High-Tech and Tradition – What Modern Agriculture Has to Accomplish

Production processes, technologies and markets have become more diverse and complex in agriculture. Four seminars show the contribution science can make in order to face the challenges of modern agriculture and develop long-term solutions.

Topic for 2015 – 2017: Infectious Diseases – Research and Achievements of Biomedical Science

Infectious diseases, once thought eradicated, are reviving; new ones are emerging because of climate change. New active substances for treatment are urgently needed. What exactly are the current methods for prevention, diagnostics and therapy science has to offer? Answers are given in a series of four seminars.

Topic for 2016 – 2018: Data – Resource of the Future?

Data volume worldwide is doubling every other year. Was does this explosion of knowledge mean? How does this change towards an information society play out? The seminars of this journalist collegium present the changes this digital revolution evokes on our professional and everyday lives.

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