5th World Conference of Science Journalists - registrations now open.

Join journalists and science communicators from around the world when we meet in Melbourne, Australia from 16 to 20 April 2007 to discuss the big issues facing science journalism.

- Meet colleagues from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas and build your network of contacts so you can report effectively on science and science issues in the 21st Century.

- Discuss the issues faced by science journalists around the world.

- Discover a land rich in stories - with strange flora and fauna, a unique view of the sky, a different climate and a geological history of its own.

Highlights include:

- science: climate change, emerging diseases, quantum computing, polar science, and the future of nuclear energy.

- issues: fraud, balance, biasing of information and the challenges of reporting from within and outside emerging economies.

- workshops: reporting on clinical trials, dealing with risk, information management in a crisis, when to trust peer review, editing and creating journalism associations.

...and much more.

Participants include science editors from the Economist, Financial Times, Asahi Shimbun, the editors-in-chief of Nature and of Scientific American, senior reporters from BBC TV, radio and World Service, and some 50 journalists from developing and emerging countries.

More information: www.scienceinmelbourne2007.org, Niall Byrne - [email protected] or the conference managers on +61 3 9645 6311 or [email protected]

The 5th World Conference of Science Journalists is an initiative of the World Federation of Science Journalists and the Australian Science Communicators.

Published: 05 Jan 2007

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