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Workshop on science journalism and media careers Queen's university, Belfast


Thursday 19 October 2017


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Basement Seminar Room, The Wellcome Wolfson Institute of Experimental Medicine, Queen's University, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast.


Join us for an afternoon of talks and panel discussions on science journalism and media careers.

Organised by Queen’s University Centre for Experimental Medicine PDC, in association with Irish Science and Technology Journalism Association (ISTJA) and Association of British Science Writers (ABSW).

Free entry to Queen’s University students and staff, and members of ISTJA and ABSW

Details of speakers and how to book can be found on the ABSW website

Timetable of events

12:30-13:00: Arrival and registration, coffee reception and informal networking

13:00-13:05: Welcome and overview of the day from Lindsay Broadbent, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the CEM PDC

13:05-13:15: Introductions from representatives of ABSW and ISTJA: what these two associations do and how you can join them, with Emma Stoye (ABSW), and Cormac Sheridan (ISTJA)
13:15-14:00: Moving from research into writing and media: how and why to build a career in science journalism, panel discussion with Emma Stoye, senior reporter at Chemistry World, and freelance science journalists Claire O’Connell, Olive Heffernan and Cormac Sheridan
14:00-14:45:  How to thrive as a freelance science writer: challenges and opportunities, panel discussion with Olive Heffernan, freelance science writer and a Visiting Science Writer at Trinity College Dublin; and freelance science journalists Marie Boran, Maria Delaney and Anthony King

14:45-15:00 Tea/coffee break and networking with professional science writers
15:00-15:45: How new media are changing science journalism plus the latest online tools and software that science writers must know about, a talk by Sabine Louet, founder and editor of, specialist content creation solution focused on science, medicine, innovation and technology
15:45-16:30: Careers in science broadcasting, TV and radio, panel discussion with Leo Enright, former head of Radio News with the Irish national broadcaster, RTE; Marie Boran member of the Technology Voice podcast team; Maria Delaney, who worked on radio programme including at RTÉ Radio 1 and Newstalk

16:30-17:30: Communicating to a lay audience: how to avoid technical jargon and translate your science without dumbing it down, an open panel and Q&A with all of the speakers
17:30 Optional trip to the pub – free drinks provided and networking continues


Further details and contact information

Lindsay Broadbent

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