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SCIENCE JOURNALISM FORUM 2021

Virtual

30 August - 2 September 2021

About Science Journalism Forum

SJF is a virtual multilingual global event where science journalists, writers, publishers, scientists, students, and academia can share new ideas and thoughts in science journalism. The forum aims to empower all stakeholders with new tools that help them communicate, network, and learn from their peers worldwide. Compared to offline events, the virtual SJF is less cost, eco-friendly, and brings all experts in no matter where they are.

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SPANISH
ARABIC
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PORTUGUESE

Building Capacities and Facing Challenges

Personalize and build your agenda based on your content preferences in 6 different tracks covering all aspects of science journalism.

Skills and Tools
Ethics
Business Development
Emerging Technologies
Underreported Issues
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Meet our #SJF21 Advisory Board

Rosalind Ried
Rosalind Ried

Executive Director, Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

Esther Nakkazi
Esther Nakkazi

Founder of the Health Journalists Network in Uganda

Layla Almusawi
Layla Almusawi

Program Manager, KFAS

Fredrick Mugira
Fredrick Mugira

Director and Founder of Water Journalists Africa

Michaela Lundell
Michaela Lundell

Science Communicator/Research Advisor, SIDA

Emanuel Fantini
Emanuel Fantini

Senior Lecturer/Researcher in Water Politics and Communication, IHE DELFT

Siri Carpenter
Siri Carpenter

Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Open Notebook

Tania Cleopatra Orbe Martínez
Tania Cleopatra Orbe Martínez

Professor of Journalism at San Francisco de Quito University.

Padma TV
Padma TV

Indian Science Journalist

Nalaka Gunawardene
Nalaka Gunawardene

Science Writer, Tech Watcher & Media Analyst.

Jauad Elkharraz
Jauad Elkharraz

ExpertEvaluator at European Commission

John Riaga
John Riaga

Communications Officer- Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO)

Tinsley Davis
Tinsley Davis

Executive Director, National Association of Science Writers

Mićo Tatalović
Mićo Tatalović

News Editor, Research Fortnight

Corinne Podger
Corinne Podger

Director, Digital Skills Agency

Emeka Anuforo
Emeka Anuforo

Senior Communication Officer at the African Development Bank

Manuel Lino González
Manuel Lino González

Entrepreneur and Editor at Los Intangibles

Magdy said
Magdy said

Writer, Editor & Researcher

Olga Dobrovidova
Olga Dobrovidova

Acting President at AKSON

Samya Ayish
Samya Ayish

Teaching Fellow, Google News Initiative MENA

Andrea Obaid
Andrea Obaid

DIRECTOR, NEURONA GROUP

Linda Nordling
Linda Nordling

Editor at Research Africa

Athar Osama
Athar Osama

Founder and Executive Director, World Science Collaborative Ltd

Rana Dajani
Rana Dajani

President, SASTA

André Biernath
André Biernath

Co-founder, Brazilian Network of Science Journalists

Meet our SJF2021 Speakers

Deborah Blum
Deborah Blum

Director, Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT

Alyaa Abo Shahba
Alyaa Abo Shahba

Freelance writer at Scientinic American

Angelica Yang
Angelica Yang

Multimedia Reporter at BusinessWorld

Anto Mohsin
Anto Mohsin

Assistant Professor at Northwestern University in Qatar

Joseph Roche
Joseph Roche

Researcher and Lecturer Trinity College Dublin

Venky Soundararajan
Venky Soundararajan

Founder & Chief Scientific Officer nference

Luisa Massarani
Luisa Massarani

The Coordinator,National Brazilian Institute of Public Communication of Science and Technology

Saad Lotfey
Saad Lotfey

CEO, SciComm X

Corinne Podger
Corinne Podger

Director,Digital Skills Agency

SJF2021 Agenda

Data Journalism 101 (Arabic)

30 Aug 2021

8:00am - 09:00am

Travel Grants Hunting for Science Journalists (Arabic)

by Mohamed Elsonbaty Ramadan

30 Aug 2021

9:00am - 10:00am

How to use Twitter to get your work (and yourself) noticed

by Khalil A. Cassimally

30 Aug 2021

10:00am - 11:00am

Should Journalism Be Taught to Students in School?

by Samya Ayish / Saffron Howden / Abeer Al Najjar / Radwa Abdul Latif

30 Aug 2021

11:00am - 12:30pm

Freelance Journalism Assembly: lessons to empower the science journalism community

by Ana Maria Salinas

30 Aug 2021

12:30pm - 01:00pm

Science journalism in a global pandemic

by Marina Joubert / Tim Lougheed / Luisa Massarani / Martin Bauer / Joseph Roche

30 Aug 2021

02:00pm - 03:30pm

Science journalism training outside of academia: opportunities and challenges

by Mariana Lenharo / Siri Carpenter / Daniel Dieb

30 Aug 2021

04:00pm - 05:30pm

Design and deliver effective presentations

by Alan Crivellaro

30 Aug 2021

06:00pm - 07:00pm

Same language, but few stories: the challenges of reporting on science produced in other Portuguese-speaking countries (Portuguese)

by Vera Novais / Giuliana Miranda

30 Aug 2021

06:00pm - 07:30pm

Andean agriculture: the crossroads of transgenics (Spanish)

by Daniel Meza / Tania Orbe / Ximena Serrano / Iván Carrillo

30 Aug 2021

07:30pm - 09:00pm

Availability and confidence in data during a pandemic (Portuguese)

by Judite Cypreste / Sérgio Spagnuolo / Danielle Bello / Álvaro Justen

30 Aug 2021

09:00pm - 10:30pm

Finding angles in science journalism (Arabic)

by Omar AL-Hayani / Adel Fakhir

31 Aug 2021

08:00am - 09:00am

Under-reporterd issues in the season of Covid-19: Rebooting coverage in Sub Saharan Africa

by Rosalia Omungo / Vivian Atakos / Solomon Tembang

31 Aug 2021

09:00am - 10:00am

Coronacast: A daily podcast about the coronavirus

by Tegan Taylor

31 Aug 2021

10:00am - 11:00am

Masterclass: How to become a Science Journalist? (Arabic)

by Mohamed Elsonbaty Ramadan

31 Aug 2021

11:00am - 01:00pm

Defending Media and Academic Freedoms in Asia amid COVID-19

by Joel Barredo / Ying Hooi Khoo / Joel Adriano / Archita Bhatta

31 Aug 2021

11:00pm - 12:00pm

Meet the Editor (English)

by Siri Carpenter / Cori Vanchieri / Sarah Lewin Frasier / Niall Firth

31 Aug 2021

01:00pm - 02:30pm

Hints and tips on covering climate change

by Lou Del Bello

31 Aug 2021

02:30pm - 03:00pm

Popular culture faces scientific culture

by Mariluce Moura

31 Aug 2021

03:00pm - 03:30pm

How to cover international rivers? (Arabic)

by Rehab Abdelmohsen

31 Aug 2021

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Beyond cheerleading: How to reveal a scientific scandal

by Michaela Lundell / Bo Lindquist

31 Aug 2021

05:00pm - 06:00pm

Real World Evidence Real Time - Pandemic Preparedness

by AJ Venkatakrishnan

31 Aug 2021

06:30pm - 07:00pm

Using reviews for science journalism

by Anil Ananthaswamy / Laura Sanders / Richard Gallagher (he/him) / Eva Emerson

31 Aug 2021

07:00pm - 08:30pm

Creativity at the service of Scicomm (Spanish)

by Stefany Hernández

31 Aug 2021

09:00pm - 09:30pm

I want to get started in science journalism. Where do I start? (Portuguese)

by Meghie Rodrigues / Yurij Castelfranchi / Graça Caldas

31 Aug 2021

09:00pm - 10:30pm

Investigative journalism in science (Arabic)

by Alyaa Abo Shahba

01 Sep 2021

08:00am - 09:00am

Context COVID-19: Role Of Science Journalism In Realising Vaccine Equity In South Asia

by Chhatra Karki / Archita Bhatta / Subhra Priyadarshini / Sisira Kumara

01 Sep 2021

08:00am - 09:30am

How to untangle the clash between news organisations and social media platforms. A SciDev.Net case study

by Yasser Mohamed Teilab / Melanie Sison

01 Sep 2021

09:30am - 10:00am

EFSJ Climate Investigation Grant: Stories from the Field

by Olga Dobrovidova / Klaartje Jaspers / Daria Chekalskaia

01 Sep 2021

10:00am - 11:00am

Professional Norms and Attention in media coverage of climate change in Bangladesh

by Pantho Rahaman

01 Sep 2021

11:00am - 11:30am

How to write for an international audience

by Linda Nordling / Abdullahi Tsanni / Angelica Yang / Rehab Abdelmohsen

01 Sep 2021

11:30am - 01:00pm

Keynote: Twelve Lessons for Science Journalists from the Pandemic

by Deborah Blum

01 Sep 2021

01:00pm - 02:00pm

Engaging news audiences in a pandemic

by Laura Oliver

01 Sep 2021

02:00pm - 03:00pm

Craft of Pitching

by Emily Laber-Warren

01 Sep 2021

03:00pm - 04:30pm

Virtual co-working for science journalists

by Eva Amsen

01 Sep 2021

04:30pm - 05:00pm

Gender inclusion in science journalism (Arabic)

by Rasha Dewedar

01 Sep 2021

05:00pm - 06:00pm

MealFlour: Using Mealworms to Improve Food Security in Guatemala

by Gabrielle Wimer

01 Sep 2021

06:00pm - 06:30pm

Drama and Science Communication (Arabic)

by Rawnaa Almasry / Khadija Moalla / Ahmed Sameer Saad / Magdy Meligui / Kareem Bahaa

01 Sep 2021

06:30pm - 07:30pm

In Common: Knowledge from Shared Voices (Spanish)

by Lynne Walker / Iván Carrillo / Irma Kauil Tuz / Melquiades Rosas

01 Sep 2021

07:00pm - 08:30pm

How the covid-19 pandemic changed the journalistic coverage of vaccines and vaccination in Brazil (Portuguese)

by André Biernath / Amanda Milléo / Ricardo Machado / Ana Lucia Azevedo

01 Sep 2021

09:00pm - 10:30pm

Impact of the first global hashtag for science communication in Spanish (Spanish)

by Guillermo Orts

01 Sep 2021

09:00pm - 09:30pm

Meet the Editor (Portuguese)

by Diogo Sponchiato / Pablo Diogo / Sebastián Rodríguez

01 Sep 2021

10:00pm - 11:00pm

Science for common man during the pandemic: A success story from Kerala, India

by Dr. Sangeetha Chenampulli

02 Sep 2021

08:00am - 08:30am

Meet the Editors Panel Discussion (French)

by Dominique Leglu / Julien CHONGWANG / Olivier Dessibourg / Patrice Goldberg

02 Sep 2021

08:00am - 09:00am

Using Journalism to Teach 12-to-15-year olds About STEM: Lessons Learned

by Anto Mohsin

02 Sep 2021

09:00am - 09:30am

Science journalists: do the backgrounds make a difference? (Arabic)

by hazem badr / Fatiha Chara / Mohammed Yahia / Magdy Said

02 Sep 2021

09:00am - 10:00am

Information challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic (French)

by Dominique Leglu / Julien CHONGWANG / Olivier Dessibourg / Patrice Goldberg / Padma TV

02 Sep 2021

09:00am - 10:00am

The Malaria RTS,S Vaccine candidate: Where are we?

by Angela Oketch / Simon Kariuki

02 Sep 2021

10:00am - 11:00am

Beyond 'fact check': Challenges for reporting science in the 'post truth' world

by Venkateswaran Thathamangalam Viswanathan

02 Sep 2021

11:30am - 12:00pm

Bringing analysis and insight to reporting on emerging technologies

by Sunny Bains

02 Sep 2021

12:00pm - 01:00pm

Illustrating Complex Science Stories

by Joshua Hatch / Jen Christiansen

02 Sep 2021

01:00pm - 02:30pm

Proepi cast: Dose of information in the situational health room (Portuguese)

by Marcela Santos

02 Sep 2021

02:00pm - 02:30pm

Challenges of scientific journalism: the experience of a Brazilian freelancer (Portuguese)

by Meghie Rodrigues

02 Sep 2021

02:30pm - 03:00pm

Egab: A Platform connecting local journalists and international media outlets to produce engaging stories

by Dina Aboughazala

02 Sep 2021

02:30pm - 03:00pm

A voice, a tight script, an online presence - welcome to my science podcast

by Aniruddho Chokroborty-Hoque

02 Sep 2021

03:00pm - 04:00pm

Between the cross and the sword: the difficult art of not generating misinformation (Portuguese)

by Ricardo Machado

02 Sep 2021

03:00pm - 03:30pm

Health journalist experience in Brazil (Portuguese)

by Andre Biernath

02 Sep 2021

03:30pm - 04:00pm

Producing a podcast in French-speaking Africa: challenge and perspectives (French)

by Julien Chongwang

02 Sep 2021

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Mental health problems experienced in the pandemic and what journalists should talk about (Portuguese)

by Sashenka Mosqueira

02 Sep 2021

04:00pm - 04:30pm

Illuminating the Deep Sea: Critical Topics and Storylines from the Ocean

by Carlie Wiener

02 Sep 2021

04:30pm - 05:00pm

How to broadcast a pandemic with scientific rigor on television (Spanish)

by Luis Quevedo

02 Sep 2021

04:30pm - 05:00pm

InfoNile: Telling collaborative data stories for environmental action in the Nile Basin

by Fredrick Mugira / Annika McGinnis / MEKONNEN Teshome Tollera / Kajumba Godfrey

02 Sep 2021

05:00pm - 06:30pm

Science to think green (Spanish)

by Michelle Soto Méndez

02 Sep 2021

05:00pm - 05:30pm

Global Health Crisis Coverage Forum (Spanish)

by Desiree Esquivel

02 Sep 2021

05:30pm - 06:00pm

The challenge of doing radio science journalism in a pandemic (Spanish)

by Nadia Politis

02 Sep 2021

06:00pm - 06:30pm

Journalism and Scientific Divulgation a look from Ecuador (Spanish)

by Sofia Cabrera

02 Sep 2021

06:30pm - 07:00pm

Fact-Checking Science Stories

by Brooke Borel

02 Sep 2021

07:00pm - 08:00pm

The brain hunter: making hit science content on tv (Spanish)

by Pere Estupinyà

02 Sep 2021

07:00pm - 07:30pm

How to properly report risk in the outbreaks and engage the community (Spanish)

by Tania Valbuena

02 Sep 2021

07:30pm - 08:00pm

Communicating science in times of pandemic: experience in Pictoline (Spanish)

by Carmina de la Luz

02 Sep 2021

08:00pm - 08:30pm

Challenges in the COVID-19 times of the Scientific Journalism networks in Latin America (Spanish)

by Ximena Serrano

02 Sep 2021

08:30pm - 09:00pm

How to navigate misinformation floods during the pandemic (Portuguese)

by Dayane Machado / Ronaldo Pilati / Letícia Cesarino / Sérgio Lüdtke

02 Sep 2021

09:00pm - 10:30pm

Development of journalistic businesses in Colombia in the COVID 19 era (Spanish)

by Mauricio Jaramillo

02 Sep 2021

09:00pm - 09:30pm

Tools to make science communication campaigns in the digital age (Spanish)

by Pablo Sanchez

02 Sep 2021

09:30pm - 10:00pm

Journalistic kit used in pandemic (Spanish)

by Wilbert José Monterroza Gutiérrez

02 Sep 2021

10:00pm - 10:30pm

The importance of digital Marketing for science journalists (Spanish)

by Daniel Meza

02 Sep 2021

10:30pm - 11:00pm

5 opportunities that pandemic gave science journalists in Latin America (Spanish)

by Andrew Wight

02 Sep 2021

11:00pm - 12:00pm

Digital intervention in mental health in Latin America (Spanish)

by Melissa Benito Navarro / Jaime Miranda / Francisco Diez Canseco

03 Sep 2021

12:00am - 01:00am

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