The Knight Science Journalism fellowship program at MIT, thanks to a generous grant by the Los Angeles-based Kavli Foundation, has been hosting in-person science editing workshops that bring together journalists to explore the challenges, ethics, and opportunities in editing outstanding science stories and integrating science into daily journalism.
The goal of the workshops has been to help editors deepen their understanding of science to make their journalism better, to find stories they may be overlooking, and to provide greater context and nuance to stories they’re already covering. Previous workshops have been held in Austin, Toulouse, France, San Francisco, Boston, and New Orleans.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the in-person workshops have been suspended, but we are in the process of planning six online webinars for 2021. These webinars will be free to attend and will cover a broad array of topics, from sourcing to social media; from covering controversies to climate change.
The schedule for these webinars has not yet been set, but once they are, the dates and topics will be listed here.
For more details regarding this program, please email science editing workshop organizer Joshua Hatch.