The World Federation of Science Journalists is announcing a 2.5 day European Workshop at the Brocher Foundation. Further, The aim of the European Workshop is to provide factual information on the state of immunization and to increase journalism skills for accurate immunization science coverage in Europe. Training will cover many vaccination-related topics relevant to the European context such as basic vaccination science, the economy of vaccination, the science behind immunization strategies, vaccine hesitancy and social media polarization.
- Travel expenses, accommodation, meals and workshop materials will be paid for.
- Also, Successful applications will make a clear and convincing case for how attending this workshop will benefit the applicant. Further, Journalists will be asked to upload a curriculum vitae and provide a statement of interest.
- The primary focus is on European junior science journalists or general beat journalists, occasionally covering science topics.
- Anyone who actively writes, edits or produces science news, information or commentary for an independent media, is working as a staff member of such media or as a freelance journalist in Europe.
- Training will be held in English, So Candidates are to understand English
- We will particularly welcome journalists from France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, and Romania. However, applications from all over Europe are accepted.
- The main selection criterion is the quality of the application. International diversity, gender balance, a mix of experiences and personal motivation to the topic will be considered in the selection process.
- Current work situation (job title, short description of your current journalistic work and/or communication duties [max. 200 words])
- Topics covered (the topics you most frequently cover [max. 200 words])
- Years of experience as a journalist
- Further, Time spent on average per month for independent media
- Tell us why you wish to participate in this workshop? (What impact might it have on your future work as a journalist? [max. 200 words])
- Further, For which media outlets do you mainly publish your stories? (Radio, television, newspaper, magazine, blog or website)
- Samples of your work (Provide us with a minimum of 3 samples of your work [Word, PDF, Video], provide a short summary in English if the document is in a different language. You may add links for samples of your work.)
- What is your level of English?
- Attach a copy of your CV (upload a document PDF or image)