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21 October 2020
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The Science Writing Round-Up is a monthly collection of the latest news, opportunities, resources, videos, and events related to science writing and science journalism. If you're interested in writing for the public or perhaps intrigued about career opportunities in the areas then it's well worth a read and subscribing to.
This month's round-up includes:
- Annoncement of the new 'Debunking Handbook 2020', written by a team of 22 prominent scholars of misinformation and its debunking, and it represents the current consensus on the science of debunking for engaged citizens, policymakers, journalists, and other practitioners.
- Writing for you Audience online workshop from the Alda Centre, 2-5pm ET, 28 October. Designed for researchers, participants will explore ways to use evocative language, learn to recognize jargon and other concepts that may challenge diverse audiences, and practice with their peers.
- Read: Climate change (and beyond): the importance of storytelling in science communication. Vitalba Crivello, Policy Analyst at the European Science-Media Hub, reflects on the lessons the pandemic offers for climate change storytelling.
- Unlock your research impact: a series of webinars from Simon Fraser University, covering blogging, amongst other topics.
- Listen: Getting into Science Journalism (Interview with David Shukman, BBC News' first science editor).
What to read next
19 October 2020
FutureLearn is hosting this free three-week course, created by staff at the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the Presenter Network. Learn how to improve your presentation skills (face to face and digitally) and add personality into your presentation style.
5 October 2020
The Division runs termly training sessions for public engagement including podcasting, storytelling, going beyond communications and of course an introduction to public engagement with research.