2nd European Conference for Science Journalists

First Announcement 2nd European Conference for Science Journalists ECSJ2015 Budapest 3 November 2015 Time: Registration starts at 8.30 hrs, ECSJ conference programme 9–17.30 hrs Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences Address: […]

1st ECSJ was attended by 300 participants (c) Thomas Steen Sørensen

1st ECSJ was attended by 300 participants (c) Thomas Steen Sørensen

First Announcement

2nd European Conference for Science Journalists
ECSJ2015
Budapest
3 November 2015

Time: Registration starts at 8.30 hrs, ECSJ conference programme 9–17.30 hrs
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Address: Hungary 1051 Budapest, Nádor u 7

Organised by the Hungarian Association of Science Journalists and European Union of Science Journalists´Associations EUSJA

Dear friends,

We cordially invite you to participate the Second European Conference for Science Journalists in Budapest, November 2015. This is a unique networking event with numerous specialised science journalists reflecting their profession, competencies and challenges.

One major milestone will be the launch of a new ambitious network across Europe. Be sure not to miss this opportunity to join us in beautiful Budapest.

THEMES OF THE CONFERENCE:

Science journalism in society
• Media is becoming more dependent of science stories written or influenced by stakeholders. This stakeholder driven communication has severe impact on the quality, ethics and credibility of the science stories in the public space. How can science journalists get back into the picture?

Journalists as entrepreneurs

• Many science journalists are facing tough time as news media are cutting down on the journalistic coverage of science. We present models on how journalists can change the market and sell their stories on new platforms and media.

Communication of infectious diseases

• Next pandemic on its way? We will hear from stakeholders and discuss how science journalists can play a role when everybody is asking for answers.

Science journalists in the climate debate
• The real magnitude and severity of the global environmental challenges may be deliberately manipulated by stakeholders with vested interests. It is difficult to convince the editor and the audience that it is worth spending time understanding the complex story, which deals with the unpleasant information.

LAUNCH OF EUSJA INNOVATION NETWORK

INVITATION TO COLLABORATE

You are invited to impact the programme planning by suggesting a speaker or a topic to the themes described above.If you are suggesting a speaker, please provide his or hers cv and indicate if you have a possibility to support the participation of the speaker.
The organisers will hold the final decision of any suggestions to the programme. In addition, all financial support will be made public. Please send you suggestion by 30 June to 2ecsj2015@gmail.com

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

If you are interested in stories covering science, technology and health, environmental questions and ecology or if you are interested in science related projects this is a good opportunity for you to get acquainted with topical themes and experts.

The conference is open to science journalists, science communicators, researchers or anyone interested in science journalism.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We offer sponsorship opportunities.Please contact the International steering group members for further information.

EMAIL ADDRESS FOR SUGGESTING A SPEAKER OR A TOPIC BY 30 JUNE 2015
email: 2ecsj2015@gmail.com

International steering group
Mr. Jens Degett, president 1st ECSJ2014
Email: jens@degett.org
Ms. Reetta Kettunen, vice-president, WCSJ2013
Email: reetta.kettunen@tsv.fi
Ms. Satu Lipponen, president EUSJA
Email: satu.lipponen@cancer.fi
Mr. István Palugyai, president 2nd ECSJ2015
Email: istvan.palugyai@nepszabadsag.hu

Local organizing committee
Mr. Gergely Böhm
Mr. János Dürr
Mr. János Gács
Ms. Júlia Gimes
Ms. Anna Mécs
Mr. István Palugyai (Chair)
Mr. Tamás Simon

Follow www.eusja.org and @eusja.org or EUSJA FB pages for more information. ECSJ2015 Budapest is the special Facebook group for the conference.

A warm welcome!

István Palugyai, ECSJ2015 and Satu Lipponen, EUSJA

About Satu Lipponen

Satu Lipponen is president of EUSJA, Twitter @Lipponen5