Author: Wolfgang C. Goede

  • Welcome to Confession Session!

    Science Cafés have become pretty boring. Exciting new dialogue formats needs the world. Here come the Finns with: Confession Session. Mikko Myllykoski,  president of the Finnish science journalists FASEJ and director of the Finnish Science Center Heureka explains it: Learn from your mistakes! Confession sessions are a new creation to enhance interactive and participative workshops.…

  • And Which Wall Falls Next In Your Head?

    The Falling Walls Conference in Berlin commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall. Renown scientists from around the world present Breaking Walls research. In times of rising political walls, this year’s conference took a political stance: It demanded freedom for science. A big step for science that admits: Science is political! Science is changing its…

  • Shooting Star: Easy-To-Read – How to Write it

    Shooting Star: Easy-To-Read – How to Write it

    It’s a real shooting star: The new writing format emerges wherever you look throughout Europe and the world. With new job opportunities for science journalists! At the European Conference of Science Journalists ECSJ 2017 in Copenhagen, Hamburg-based trainer Ilse Furian showed examples from Germany, UK, Sweden. RAPID TEXT NAVIGATION She explained why an increasing percentage…

  • Make scientific facts great again. What Europe can do about it!

    Make scientific facts great again. What Europe can do about it!

    In recent years the world has seen a surge of populist movements that deny or distort scientific facts. Europe is not immune to these developments as can be seen in electoral results from all corners of the continent, West and East, North and South. The session will discuss the reasons for these developments and discuss…

  • ECSJ Training Highlights: Shoot video — speak Gibberish — detect Astroturfing

    ECSJ Training Highlights: Shoot video — speak Gibberish — detect Astroturfing

    Gibberish and Astroturfing were two key words during a bar camp-like training session at the European Conference for Science Journalists ECSJ 2017 Copenhagen. All in all, with various other elements, the event was geared to empower participants to develop their own trademark and to leave specific footprints in the journalistic landscape. Or, as Alex Gerber, professor…