Course on scientific journalism and science communication: Reach & Turn

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Date: September 14 to 16, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: City of Knowledge Training and Business Center, Bldg. 105

Reach & Turn is a course in Scientific Journalism and Science Communication. This is the second year that the City of Knowledge Foundation, the United Nations Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology and the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT), join forces to deliver this high-level training in Panama.

This course is aimed at journalists, scientists, science professionals and social communicators who are interested in the dissemination of science. Reach & Turn will open the opportunity to learn about the role of science communication in cultural and practical fields. It will provide resources on scientific communication at the global level. It also seeks to provide scientists and communicators with the resources for effective communication and understanding of scientific documents. It will provide journalists with a better understanding of how science is done. Also, the handling of false news, digital communication, post truth, among others, will be discussed.

Special guest: Lily Ciric Hoffman

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2009, she is a recognized producer of digital media, lecturer of the diverse types of multimedia communication, entrepreneur and cofounder of Knewaira. She has degrees in web design and development, and journalism. She also has more than 10 years of experience working in the field of online media.