PCST Network

Public Communication of Science and Technology


Networking over digital divide

Satu Lipponen  

Science journalists need new ways to transfer ethical principles crucial in their everyday work. Earlier, experienced colleagues could offer their advice in the newsroom. In addition to guidelines and professional associations, tacit knowledge in the workplace was very important. Now most science journalists are freelancers. They do journalism and science communications. Supporting environment is missing when dealing with ethics. European science journalists are building now a new network with the theme of responsible research and innovation (RRI). One aim of the new network is to build a digital toolbox - a practical solution of sharing knowledge about ethics. The workshop is hands on learning event for all participants, aiming at engagement, dialogue and co-creation. It is a part of network building process. European Union of Science Journalists´ Associations (EUSJA) is participating in an EU funded Nucleus project. One of the outcomes is the EUSJA network within Nucleus and beyond. Main goal is to discuss the dynamics of science journalism network - the interaction face to face and at major events and conferences like PCST - and developing ideas of collaboration. Then we will look into ethical themes, especially future qualifications in science journalism from ethical perspective. Working method: 1.pre-workshop discussion (online) identifies discussion areas 2.moderated discussion and online reporting are tools for engaging audience 4.short talks enable discussion 3.outcomes of this session are clearly reported and added to Nucleus network activity Chair: Ulla Järvi, Finland 1.Berit Viuf and Gorm Palmgren(on video)How EUSJA Nucleus network contributes to quality science journalism 2.Wolfgang Goede, Germany, World Federation of Science Journalists: Global perspectives of science journalism and ethics 3.Satu Lipponen, EUSJA, Finland: Twitter frames in communicating science 4.Professor Alexander Gerber, Germany, Rhine Waal University of Applied Science Survival skills for future science communicators

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