Outstanding science reporting for radio (broadcast and online) requires solid grounding in three discrete areas of knowledge: science, journalism and radio craft. The workshop explores each of these individually and as an integrated whole.
Concepts underlying current research, and relationships between disciplines, such as...
- The scientific method
- Genetics 101
- Introduction to physics
- Systems biology
- Interpreting statistics
- Energy sciences
- Artificial intelligence
Ethics and integrity, methodology and tips...
- Techniques for interviewing scientists
- Pitching a science story and working with editors
- Recognizing legal, ethical and social evidence
- Reporting diversity
- Identifying “hot” topics in science
- Research and fact-checking: online and traditional resources
- Understanding the impact of science on local communities
- Political, economic and sociological aspects of scientific discovery
Challenges and opportunities in the radio medium...
- Sound as a storytelling device
- Script-writing for radio
- The art of radio production
- Alternative narrative structures
- Multiple platform delivery
- Individualized critiques