Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University (Kraków, Poland)
School of Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences, University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia)
School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
The work of this group focuses on finding the best practices to link the scientific and educational communities with journalists, publishers and the media in general to produce powerful, compelling and effective messages that increase the understanding of evolution and of scientific literacy in general.
Main tasks of Working Group 4:
|Deliverable||Planned completion||Current status|
|A guide/compendium of effective and successful strategies linking scientists and journalists in various countries.||October 2021||ONGOING
We also started planning a series of animated movies to communicate the main points. In addition, an ongoing survey will provide data for a comparative analysis on science-media relationships.
|An online list of projects that would benefit from a close science-media relationship.||October 2021||ONGOING
We are moving to the phase of starting a trial proprietary Twitter-like system to achieve the goal of the deliverable.
|Reproducible and ready to replicate Science-Media Training School (protocol).||April 2022||SUSPENDED
The original plan for the Training School was cancelled and is now on hold (due to COVID-19 situtation)
|A draft of code of good practices in science journalism.||September 2022||PLANNED|
PLANNED Science-Media Training School (April 2020) – POSTPONED
COMPLETED WG4 Ordinary Meeting (Split, September 2019) Main goals: the framing of the survey (Deliverable 1), discussion of the training school goals and process (Deliverable 3)
COMPLETED WG4 Ordinary Meeting (Porto, February 2019) Main goals: start of WG4, division of tasks, the introduction of leaders; broad plans, and revision of timeframe for WG4 deliverables.
COMPLETED WG4 Ordinary Meeting (Paris, April 2018) Main goals: discussion on deliverables and looking for links with other WGs)
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