Science journalism can be as compelling as any other form of journalism. Make science easier for an audience to get into, create feature stories and profiles, and get the most from your interviews with scientists.
Module 2 Understanding a research paper
Research papers have a formal structure and their own language. Decipher them by learning about peer review, how to check the science, different types of journals and studies, and sections of a paper.
Module 3 Understanding statistics and numbers
Numbers and statistics are in almost every news story. Be savvy about numbers and defend yourself against misleading figures with simple explanations of the most common stats you’ll find.
Module 4 Reporting politicised science
Politicised scientific issues are tricky to report on. Learn how to avoid sensationalism and bias, communicating uncertainty, preparing for difficult interviews, and combining accuracy and interest.
Module 5 Social media for science journalism
Module 6 Visualisation in science journalism
Visuals can not only supplement text but, in some cases, replace it altogether. Check what you want to say and to who, how to design visuals, what common mistakes to avoid, the technical considerations of visuals, and art and science.