Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - Friday, March 23, 2007
It's time for a new beat in science journalism -- great global science issues. This boot camp is designed to encourage you to pioneer this important, complex beat.
Many journalists cover the topics we'll review during the Boot Camp -- global warming, for example, or sustainable energy, or global health -- but usually as separate phenomena. However, these and several other issues are interlocked. You can't really cover one without acknowledging and understanding the links to the others.
To help reporters, editors and producers make sense of all this, MIT's Knight Science Journalism Fellowships is offering a four-day course on some of the greatest global science issues. This will be an intensive course -- all day every day -- devoted primarily to lectures and discussions. Just 12 journalists will be admitted through a competition to join the 12 Knight Fellows already in residence at MIT.