Are new STFC science journalism prizes “junkets”?

Last week, journalist and blogger Paul Raeburn wrote a highly critical piece on a pair of relatively new science journalism awards, calling them ‘junkets’. Alok Jha, science correspondent at The Guardian, agreed on Twitter that one of the awards was ‘dodgy’. The first is the European Astronomy Journalism Prize, awarded by the Science and Technology […]

#Scicom21 Review: Science News

This is part of a series of reviews of the sessions held by the Science Communication Group on 13th September, in celebration of 21 years of the Science Communication MSc at Imperial College. We will be putting up reviews of each session over the next couple of weeks. If you went to the celebrations and […]

Reviewed: UK Conference of Science Journalists

UK Conference of Science Journalists 25 June 2012 The Royal Society, London “I think every writer, every journalist, every scholar, should tell you where he’s coming from before he tells you what he knows.” This is how Jay Rosen, associate professor of journalism at NYU, began his keynote speech. He went on to detail what […]

Interview with a Guru

This week, I catch up with Guru magazine editor, Dr Stuart Farrimond… So Stuart, What is Guru? Broadly speaking, Guru is a concept. It’s about breaking down barriers between the scientific community and the general public. Despite huge advancements in technology; the development and growth of the internet (and the associated availability of information) – […]

I, Science vs Ben Goldacre

Adrian Giordani and Ben Kolb – April 2010 After a little harassment on Twitter, Ben Goldacre, the practising doctor, Guardian columnist, author and ‘nerd cheerleader’ took some time out to chat on the phone to the Adrian Giordani, Editor of I, Science and Ben Kolb about journalism, science communication and what’s next for Bad Science. […]