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Tuesday 16 October 2018


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Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Rd, London NW1 1ST


 Organised as part of the UK Conference of Science Journalists

08:30-09:00         Coffee and registration

09:00-09:15         Welcome and introductions

09:15-10:15         Keynote speech followed by Q&A: Algorithmic bias and accountability

10:15-10:35         Coffee break

10:35-11:50         Parallel sessions 1

                TRENDS: Digital innovation trends in media: hype versus reality

                TOOLS&SKILLS: Get your mojo on with mobile journalism

                Networking break 10 minutes

12:00-13:15         Parallel sessions 2

                TRENDS: Artificial intelligence and science writing bots in newsrooms

                TOOLS&SKILLS: Data journalism, visualization and interactives

13:15-14:00         Lunch with thanks to Covestro

14:00-15:15         Parallel sessions 3

                TRENDS: Virtual and augmented reality applications in immersive science journalism              

TOOLS&SKILLS: Cooperation or conflict? Creative tension between writers and editors in crafting feature-length stories

                Networking break 10 minutes

15:25-16:40         Parallel sessions 4

                TRENDS: Fact checking in science media production

                TOOLS&SKILLS: Sensor and drone journalism: how, why and when to use them

16:40-17:00         Tea

17:00-18:15         Parallel sessions 5

                TRENDS: Breaking barriers and embracing innovation

                TOOLS&SKILLS: What does success look like for a freelancer?


Evening networking with drinks and snacks with thanks to Genomic Health



ABSW member £150 inc VAT ABSW student member £60 inc VAT All others £300 inc VAT

Further details and contact information

Sallie Robbins

Tags: , science journalism, science, science writers, absw