Workshop on Science News Writing

Science Media Centre at IISER Pune is organising an online Workshop on Science News Writing.

Dates: November 17-21, 2020

Overview: The objective of this workshop is to train those who are interested in Science News writing. It is the most important category of science journalism which allows the non-scientific community to connect to science & research happening around the globe. It also helps in increasing awareness and educating the public. The workshop will have lectures, discussions, demonstrations, hands-on practice, feedback, mentoring, and highly interactive sessions.
The participants will learn to plan, schedule, do research, write, edit, rewrite, and layout ‘Science News’. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a clear idea of writing science news pieces.

Resource Persons:
Day 1, 17/11/2020 [9:30-11:30 am; 3:00-5:30 pm]: Dr. T. V. Venkateshwaran (Scientist/Science Communicator, Vigyan Prasar); Dinesh C. Sharma (Science Journalist and a Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow)

Day 2, 18/11/2020 [3:00-5:30 pm]: Dr. T. V. Venkateshwaran (Scientist/Science Communicator, Vigyan Prasar); Dinesh C. Sharma (Science Journalist and a Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow); Dr. Shubashree Desikan (Science Journalist, The Hindu)

Day 3, 19/11/2020 [3:00-5:30 pm]: Dr. T. V. Venkateshwaran (Scientist/Science Communicator, Vigyan Prasar); Dr. Shubashree Desikan (Science Journalist, The Hindu)

Day 4, 20/11/2020 [3:00-5:30 pm]: Dr. T. V. Venkateshwaran (Scientist/Science Communicator, Vigyan Prasar); Kollegala Sharma (Chief Scientist/Science Communicator, CFTRI, Mysuru)

Day 5, 21/11/2020 [3:00-5:30 pm]: Dr. T. V. Venkateshwaran (Scientist/Science Communicator, Vigyan Prasar); Kollegala Sharma (Chief Scientist/Science Communicator, CFTRI, Mysuru)

Key Highlights:

  • Introduction to ‘Science News’ writing and its structure
  • What is ‘Lead writing’ and how it is done
  • Quotes and how to use them
  • Basics of science news writing
  • Introduction to structure and style
  • Basics of editing and rewriting.

Registration Details: Link to registration form 

Last date of registration: November 14, 2020

Eligibility: Anyone who has passed Class 10th and has a strong interest in science news writing.

This is an online workshop. There will be no Registration Fees. It is a free workshop.
 
Funding Agency: This workshop is funded by the Vigyan Prasar, Govt. of India and organized by the Science Media Centre, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune.

Note: Please enter your name correctly while registering for the event as it will be used in the same way in your certificate when you attend the full workshop successfully.

For any query, contact us at sciencemediacentre@iiserpune.ac.in.

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