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ABSW Science & Technology Journalism Summer School 2019

When

Monday 8 July 2019

9.00-20.30

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Where

UCL, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT

Details

Considering a career in science journalism?
Taken a career break and want to get back into the field?
Thinking of moving to the science or tech beat?
Gain new skills and insights and get the chance to network with key editors and journalists at the Association of British Science Writers Science & Technology Journalism Summer School.

The summer school is an official satellite event of the WCSJ2019 and for those registered to attend the WCSJ the summer school is free to attend (proof of WCSJ registration required on registration for the summer school by upload of your registration receipt) you will also then receive a 100 Swiss francs refund (50 for students) on the registration fee paid for the WCSJ19 after the WCSJ has taken place by providing evidence of attendance at the summer school which ABSW will provide on request.

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Programme

09:00-09:30

Registration

09:30-10:30

Panel: What success looks like

10:30-11:00

Coffee

11:00-12:30

Workshop

Reporting on emerging technologies: The next big thing or vaporware?

Workshop

Writing Features: The elements of narrative journalism

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:00

Workshop

Investigating companies

Workshop

Incorporating visuals into your story

15:00-15:30

Coffee

15:30-16:30

Workshop

The law around company investigations: NDAs, libel, trade secrets, whistlblowing, protecting sources

Workshop

Reading a research paper: Why the full story probably isn’t in the press release, and how to find out what really is

16:30-17:30

Panel

Pitching to technology, engineering and trade publications

Panel

Building a satisfying portfolio career              

17:30-18:30

Meet the Editors (individual short appointments with editors)

18:30-19:00

Reception

19:00-20:30

Keynote speaker(s) plus Q&A then continued reception

Price

ABSW members/UCL staff and students/WFSJ members: £45 inc VAT

Further details and contact information

Sallie Robins
Email: info@absw.org.uk

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