Online Science Journalism Course for journalists from Central and Eastern Europe

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Qualitative science journalism is more important than ever. It is a vital journalistic task to translate science to the public in an understandable way. Now, there is an opportunity for journalists from selected countries in Central and Eastern Europe to learn more about this. The SCIENCE+ project, that is implemented by Free Press for Eastern Europe in partnership with Free Press Unlimited, is organising an online Science Journalism Course.

Free Press for Eastern Europe, in collaboration with The Conversation´s Services (Universal Impact) organises a free online course in science journalism and is open for journalists from these six countries: Bulgaria, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Romania.

The course is open for anyone with experience in journalism who wants to learn more about science and apply it in their work, from aspiring science journalists to experienced journalists and editors, social media managers (working for news outlets), and freelancers who specialise in other topics.

The course covers a multitude of topics, ranging from how to read, analyse and critique key science stories, to ethical concerns in using research data. The course consists of four interactive webinars where you will learn how to identify and develop timely and engaging stories on science and medicine for the press. The sessions cover major practical and conceptual issues in reporting on science.

The webinars take place on February 8th, 10th, 15th, and 17th.

 Read more detailed information about the online course in this document:


How to sign up?

To apply, complete a questionnaire - telling us about yourself and why you want to participate in the training course. The deadline to apply is 26 January

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About Free Press for Eastern Europe

Free Press for Eastern Europe is a non-for-profit organisation registered in Prague, Czech Republic. It works to promote independent high quality journalism and supports networks and collaborations between media outlets, journalists and experts.

The training is organised within the SCIENCE+ project that is implemented by Free Press for Eastern Europe in partnership with Free Press Unlimited. We are creating a network to share best practices in health reporting and science journalism in initially six Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries: Czechia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania. Experts, science editors, freelancers and independent outlets will form a coalition to ensure responsible and trustworthy reporting on public health and other medical topics.

Learn more about SCIENCE+ here.

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