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Boot Camps

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - Friday, March 28, 2014
Application deadline: January 31. We are no longer accepting applications for this Boot Camp. Humans produce food in record abundance, and food in most places is more affordable than at any time in human history. But our progress has brought us unexpected trouble. Human diets have changed radically, not just in wealthy countries but around the world. Obesity and malnutrition now exist side by side. Farming has become an oil-intensive business and a significant contributor to the problems of...
Monday, December 16, 2013 - Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Application deadline: October 11, 2013. We are no longer accepting applications for this Boot Camp. This is the issue of our time: how humans extract energy from nature and what price we will pay for how we do it. As a news story this one can only grow and get more complex. We can see the crises coming, and we know there will be great opportunities in the coming change as well. Reporters will need access to the best minds across science and technology in order to keep up. In our three-day boot...
Monday, December 2, 2013 - Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Application deadline: September 13, 2013. We will begin accepting applications on Monday, August 12. Visit fellows.knightscience.org/apply to apply to this workshop. One of the most difficult challenges facing journalists is the uncertainty of evidence in science, medicine, energy and environmental studies. Studies are hard to decipher, and sometimes appear to reach contradictory conclusions. But the public’s interest in health and science news, and the need for reliable...
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - Friday, October 25, 2013
Application deadline: August 30, 2013. Visit fellows.knightscience.org/apply to apply to this workshop. Astronomy, perhaps the oldest science, describes the strangest array of objects, the greatest distances, the most astonishing energies. All seem incomprehensible at the human scale. But through modern astronomy and astrophysics we can see it all. We have extraordinary images from modern instruments to show the beauty and grandeur of the cosmos. Recently we have observed planets other than...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - Friday, March 29, 2013
Application deadline: February 1, 2013. We are no longer accepting applications. Confirmed faculty: Gary K. Beauchamp, Monell Chemical Senses Center; Guy Crosby and Dan Souza, America’s Test Kitchen; Beth Daley, The Boston Globe; Joseph Hotchkiss, Michigan State University; David Ludwig, Children’s Hospital Boston; James E. McWilliams, Texas State University, San Marcos; J. Glenn Morris, Jr., University of Florida College of Medicine; Michael R. Taylor, U.S....
Monday, December 17, 2012 - Wednesday, December 19, 2012
New dates: December 17 to 19, 2012. Application deadline: October 12, 2012. We are no longer accepting applications. This is the issue of our time: how humans extract energy from nature and what price we will pay for how we do it. As a news story this one can only grow and get more complex. We can see the crises coming, and we know there will be great opportunities in the coming change as well. Reporters will need access to the best minds across science and technology in order to keep up. In...
Monday, December 3, 2012 - Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Application deadline: September 14, 2012. We are no longer accepting applications for this Boot Camp. The judges will make their selections by mid-October. All applicants will be notified by then via e-mail. One of the most difficult challenges facing journalists is the uncertainty of evidence in science, medicine, energy and environmental studies. Studies are hard to decipher, and sometimes appear to reach contradictory conclusions. But the public’s interest in health and science news,...
Monday, June 4, 2012 - Wednesday, June 6, 2012
More than 75 percent of the public has heard little or nothing about nanotechnology, yet companies and nations have put nanotechnology number one on their lists of new research spending. There are already 1300 products on the market that have used it, with a market of more than $100 billion per year, and analysts predict a market of more than $2 trillion in nano-products is expected in five years. Those on all sides agree that significant risks will come with the use of this technology -- and...
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - Friday, March 30, 2012
From lethal baby formula to tainted peanut butter, from biofuel bonanzas to food riots, from lean and local organics to fat-loaded meals for children, food is now routinely in the news. Researchers are speaking in terms of dramatic change and possible crises on topics of how food is grown, distributed and consumed. To help journalists explain the facts to readers, the Knight Science Journalism Fellowships is offering a week-long course on some of the most important food-related issues....
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - Friday, December 9, 2011
One of the most difficult challenges facing journalists is the uncertainty of evidence in science, medicine, energy and environmental studies. Studies are hard to decipher, and sometimes appear to reach contradictory conclusions. But the public's interest in health and science news, and the need for reliable information, is growing. To help journalists make sense of all this, we offer an intensive course, on how to evaluate scientific and medical evidence. We'll explore how new drugs...