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Science journalism: A new career perspective

  • 06 - 28 April 2023
  • Wageningen University Campus
  • Communication & Societal Impact, Current and future career
  • 0.9 ECTS

Just like scientists, journalists try to unravel and explain how the world is functioning. Nevertheless, the way of communication is very different. In this science journalism course, you learn how to create a story in a way news outlets would do. The course is given by various journalists, with knowledge on how to make written articles, podcasts, radio and television. The course is partly given at Wageningen University and partly from the newsroom of Het Financieele Dagblad in Amsterdam, in 2022 awarded with a European Newspaper of the Year Award for its weekend supplement.

Topics

  • What is it like to be a science journalist?
  • What skills do you need
  • In what ways can you work in journalism
  • Attention to written and verbal journalism and podcasts
  • Differences between countries and journalism

Writing a piece

Students will pitch and develop a story that should be publishable for a news outlet. During the writing process, they will receive personal feedback.