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Can We Save the Oceans from Ourselves?

The ocean is arguably the planet’s greatest natural wonder, covering nearly three-quarters of the earth’s surface, providing many ecosystem services and supporting an abundance of life. Unfortunately, human activities are...
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Rashid_Sumalia
Rashid Sumaila
Malin_Pinsky
Malin Pinsky

Science Journalism in Latin America: Past, Present and Future

Latin America is a region rich in science. Although science here lacks the financial support found in other regions, scientists engage in rigorous and important research throughout the continent. The...
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Federico_Kukso
Federico Kukso
Paula_Leighton
Paula Leighton
Gerardo_Sifuentes
Gerardo Sifuentes Marin
Angela_Posada-Swafford
Angela Posada-Swafford

Land of The Giants: South American Dinosaurs and Antarctic Secrets

Dinosaurs are the stars of Latin American science, and usually dinosaur stories quickly spread around the world. In 2012 in the southernmost corner of the Americas, Argentine paleontologists discovered the...
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Sebastian_Apesteguia
Sebastián Apesteguía
Soledad_Gouiric_Cavalli
Soledad Gouiric Cavalli
Diego_Pol
Diego Pol

Astronomy’s Next Big Things

Life beyond Earth. Dark matter and dark energy. Event horizons around supermassive black holes. It is hard to imagine a more enigmatic set of cosmic mysteries. Perhaps their allure has...
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Sheperd_Doeleman
Sheperd Doeleman
Joshua_Frieman
Joshua A. Frieman
Lisa_Harvey-Smith
Lisa Harvey-Smith
Catherine_Walsh
Catherine Walsh

Covering Indigenous Voices in Science

There is no greater science-and-society gap than the one between scientists and indigenous people. To bridge this gap, researchers and health journalists are charged with being sensitive, open and understanding...
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Gunn-Britt_Retter
Gunn Britt Retter
Padma_ Tata_Venkata
Padma Tata Venkata
Phil_McKenna
Phil McKenna
Thiago_Medaglia
Thiago Medaglia

Science Journalism, Authoritarian Regimes, and Pseudoscience

Pseudoscience deceives millions of people every day. Although scientists and journalists try to expose baseless assertions, governments around the world often will make decisions based on such claims or on...
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Carla_Da_Silva_Almeida
Carla Da Silva Almeida
Jasson_Muir_Clarke
Jasson Muir Clarke
Dyna_Rochmyaningsih
Dyna Rochmyaningsih
Sarah_Wild
Sarah Wild
Mohammed_Yahia
Mohammed Yahia

Why the Wafflers Are Wrong: Addressing Climate Change Is Urgent—and a Bargain

In 2017, more than 80 percent of the world’s energy supply continues to come from burning coal, oil and natural gas, with complete release of the resulting carbon dioxide. Among...
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John Holdren
John P. Holdren

Can We Save the Oceans from Ourselves?

The ocean is arguably the planet’s greatest natural wonder, covering nearly three-quarters of the earth’s surface, providing many ecosystem services and supporting an abundance of life. Unfortunately, human activities are...
Read More
Rashid_Sumalia
Rashid Sumaila
Malin_Pinsky
Malin Pinsky

The Human Ethics of Global Crisis Reporting

Science is at the heart of many of the world’s greatest crises, including infectious disease outbreaks, weather and climate related catastrophes, and energy sector exploitation and accidents. When science journalists...
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Peggy_Berryhill
Peggy Berryhill
Ramesh_Bhushal
Ramesh Bhushal
Margie_Mason
Margie Mason
Izabela_Moi
Izabela Moi
Josue_Rivas
Josué Rivas

Economic Inequality, Violence, and Life in a Changing Climate

If the global climate warms, how will this affect human societies around the world? Science fiction books and movies speculate about possible futures, but what do the data say? A...
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Solomon_Hsiang
Solomon Hsiang

Stories Don’t Stop at Borders, So Journalists Shouldn’t Either

Science is an international business, major stories are cross-border or even global and the need for independent journalism to reflect this is vital. Yet the constraints journalists face regarding their...
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Helen_Briggs
Helen Briggs
Ides_Debruyne
Ides Debruyne
Christabel_Ligami
Christabel Ligami

Make ‘em Sizzle: Turn Up the Heat on Slow Environmental Stories

Covering the slow-burn, unsexy stories of long-term environmental crises can be a greater challenge than ever for science journalists working in a 24/7 news cycle. Too often coverage bends inexorably...
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Gustavo_Faleiros
Gustavo Faleiros
Subhra_Priyadarsini
Subhra Priyadarshini

Exploring and Managing Earth’s Microbiome

Cheap DNA sequencing has transformed the field of biology, revealing everything from the genetic drivers of cancer to the keys to human evolution. Today, scientists can even afford to sequence...
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Jill_Banflield
Jill Banfield
Nicholas_Bouskill
Nicholas Bouskill

Ringing in the Changes: The Role of Advocacy Journalism in Telling Science Stories

Can advocacy journalism, which demands close involvement, and science journalism, which requires distance, be bedfellows? Do journalists relinquish their objectivity when advocating on an issue? Is it necessary for science...
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Akin_Jimoh
Akin Jimoh
William_H_Funk
William H. Funk

Health journalism track produced by the Association of Health Care Journalists with support from: The Commonwealth Fund Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Tapping Databases for Scientific Evidence on Health

Approximately 2.5 million new scientific papers are published each year, according to recent estimates. To keep up with the literature in a field such as cancer, for example, a person...
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Anurag_Acharya
Anurag Acharya
Roxanne_Khamsi
Roxanne Khamsi
Robert_Logan
Robert Logan

The Global Refugee Crisis: Changing Health Needs

An unprecedented 65 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes by war, persecution and violence. The refugee crisis has ensnared people in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the...
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Hussam_Jefee-Bahloul
Hussam Jefee-Bahloul
Photo_Spiegel
Paul Spiegel

Why Social Determinants Matter in Health Journalism

The belief in the ability to exert control over one’s life and environment is regarded as essential for both physical and mental well-being. Both philosophy and pop culture teach that...
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Mia_Malan
Mia Malan

The Challenges of Covering Infectious Disease Outbreaks

SARS. Bird flu. Ebola. Zika. Outbreaks of new or re-emerging diseases keep coming, and science, society and the media always seem to be caught off guard. Cases mount, scientists are...
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Helen_Branswell
Helen Branswell
Duane_Gubler
Duane J. Gubler
Dick_Thompson
Dick Thompson

Slow-Motion Epidemics: The Global Threat of Chronic Disease

Infectious diseases such as Ebola make headlines as public health threats in poor countries and as fear factors when they spread to rich ones, but slow-motion epidemics of chronic diseases...
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Lawrence_Gostin
Lawrence Gostin
Silvana_Luciani
Silvana Luciani
Marilynn_Marchione
Marilynn Marchione

Reporting with Clarity on Vaccines and Vaccine Development

One of the most striking results of the 2016 State of Vaccine Confidence study, which surveyed 65,819 individuals in 67 countries, is that in France, Pasteur’s home, 41 percent of...
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Eve_Dubé
Ève Dubé
Serusha_Govender
Serusha Govender
Andrew_Holtz
Andrew Holtz
Cecile_Klinger
Cécile Klingler

Antibiotic Resistance: The Next Challenges

There is near-universal recognition now that antibiotic resistance, generated by overuse and misuse in medicine and agriculture, is a grave global problem. It accounts for an estimated 700,000 deaths per...
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Ramanan_Laxminarayan
Ramanan Laxminarayan
Maryn_McKenna
Maryn McKenna
Kevin_Outterson
Kevin Outterson
Tara_Smith
Tara C. Smith

WCSJ2017 thanks the sponsors who are supporting presentation of sessions on Technology and Innovation, including: Intellectual Ventures Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Future of Work

A range of technologies, including cloud and mobile computing, big data and machine learning, sensors and intelligent manufacturing, and robotics and drones, are transforming societies around the world. Nowhere will...
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Wayne_Cascio
Wayne Cascio
Joan_Williams
Joan Williams

Open Data and Global Drug Discovery

What if it turned out that all the data scientists needed to find new ways to diagnose and treat disease were already available for free online? As just one example,...
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Atul_Butte
Atul Butte

The Art of Truth: Data Visualization and Infographics for Everyone

With facts and truth increasingly under assault, many interest groups have enlisted data visualization to support all manner of spin. Because digital images and graphics are inherently sharable and can...
Read More
Alberto Cairo
Alberto Cairo

The Rise of Digital Science Magazines

New digital outlets focusing on serious science journalism often anticipate that their “digital native” readers will be more engaged in the wider world and potentially more involved with their communities...
Read More
Steven_Bedard
Steven Bedard
Estrella_Burgos
Estrella Burgos
Stephen_Embleton
Stephen Embleton
Amanda_Mascarelli
Amanda Mascarelli
Rebecca_Tan
Rebecca Tan

Innovating for Development

About 700 million people in the world live below the international poverty line of $1.90 a day, with spotty access to electricity, sanitation and health care. These are the people...
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Abdalllah_El-Kurebe
Abdallah el-Kurebe
Nathan_Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold

Cutting-Edge Nuclear Technology: Which Questions Matter?

How should science reporters write about nuclear technology — both fission and fusion? Should they focus on the scientific, the engineering and the safety aspect? Or should they also include...
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Richard_Buttery
Richard Buttery
Nathan_Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Per_Peterson
Per Peterson
Sonja_Schmid
Sonja Schmid

Mobile Technology, Newsroom and Citizen Engagement

How can media make the most of mobile technology to distribute news? Panelists in this session will share their experiences in using mobile technology — SMS, bluetooth, smart phone applications...
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Harry_Surjadi
Harry Surjadi

Innovative Approaches to Teaching Science Journalism

There may be as many different approaches to teaching science journalism as there are fields to cover. This session is aimed at academics, journalists and communicators who are teaching science journalism...
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Gustavo_Faleiros
Gustavo Faleiros
Joydeep_Gupta
Joydeep Gupta
Jennifer_Kahn
Jennifer Kahn

Engineered Cells: The Medicines of Tomorrow

With the much-heralded success of the modified immune cells known as CAR-T cells in the treatment of leukemia, we’re growing accustomed to the idea that, in very limited circumstances, human...
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Wendell_Lim
Wendell Lim

WCSJ2017 thanks the sponsors who are supporting presentation of sessions on Issues in Science & Science Journalism, including: The Hastings Center and the Rita Allen Foundation.

Conflicts of Interest for Freelance Science Journalists

As well-paid, freelance commissions in science journalism become harder to find, freelancers are supplementing their income by providing science writing services to the public and private sectors, teaching or accepting...
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Brooke_Borel
Brooke Borel
Federico_Kukso
Federico Kukso
Mohammed_Yahia
Mohammed Yahia

In Defense of Science

The scientific world is facing its greatest challenge in centuries. A facts-based, data-driven way of operating is being rejected as elitist. With this change in attitude, support and funding for...
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Sue_Desmond-Hellmann
Susan Desmond-Hellmann

Third Interactive WCSJ House of Commons Debate

In 2013, it was Helsinki; in 2015, it was Seoul. Now, San Francisco is about to fiercely debate a hot topic in science journalism. Once more, this session will NOT...
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Decolonizing Science

Is it possible to decolonize science – a serious and thoughtful demand that’s been bubbling up of late, especially in the Global South? Is science captive to its history in...
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Sibusiso_Biyela
Sibusiso Biyela
Javier_Cruz-Mena
Javier Cruz-Mena
Nolwazi_Mkhwanazi
Nolwazi Mkhwanazi
Padma_ Tata_Venkata
Padma Tata Venkata

Covering Research on Lab Animals: Challenges and Opportunities

Biomedical research on lab animals is an increasingly contentious topic — and a tricky subject for the science journalists who cover it. The public is sharply divided over the ethics...
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Larry_Carbone
Larry Carbone
David_Grimm
David Grimm
John_Ngai
John Ngai

Science’s Billionaire Backers: Philanthropy’s Role in Research

Philanthropists around the world are giving huge sums to science research. To name just a handful: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s commitment of $3 billion to biomedical research initiatives Paul...
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Cyndi_Atherton
Cyndi Atherton
Chonnettia_Jones
Chonnettia Jones

The Challenges of Covering Sexual Harassment in Science

Sexual harassment in science burst into the public spotlight when a series of major media stories revealed serious allegations against prominent scientists in astrophysics, anthropology, biology, public health and medicine....
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Azeen_Ghorayshi
Azeen Ghorayshi
Meg_Urry
Meg Urry

Reporting on Genome Editing: An International Discussion

Genome editing is one of the fastest-moving stories in science today. The 2012 introduction of CRISPR technology, which allows scientists to rewrite genomes with ease and precision, has sparked an...
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Xiaoxue_Chen
Xiaoxue Chen
Pallab_Ghosh
Pallab Ghosh
Natasha_Mitchell
Natasha Mitchell
Antonio_Regalado
Antonio Regalado
Valeria_Roman
Valeria Román

Conflicting Data: Dealing with the Reproducibility Issue

There is nothing worse than getting a story wrong. But what happens when the science itself is wrong? More than half of scientists today think that there is a substantial...
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Ivan_Oransky
Ivan Oransky
Randy_Schekman
Randy Schekman
Mohammed_Yahia
Mohammed Yahia

The Human Ethics of Global Crisis Reporting

Science is at the heart of many of the world’s greatest crises, including infectious disease outbreaks, weather and climate related catastrophes, and energy sector exploitation and accidents. When science journalists...
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Peggy_Berryhill
Peggy Berryhill
Ramesh_Bhushal
Ramesh Bhushal
Margie_Mason
Margie Mason
Izabela_Moi
Izabela Moi
Josue_Rivas
Josué Rivas

Covering Indigenous Voices in Science

There is no greater science-and-society gap than the one between scientists and indigenous people. To bridge this gap, researchers and health journalists are charged with being sensitive, open and understanding...
Read More
Gunn-Britt_Retter
Gunn Britt Retter
Padma_ Tata_Venkata
Padma Tata Venkata
Phil_McKenna
Phil McKenna
Thiago_Medaglia
Thiago Medaglia

A Modestly Grandiose Proposal for How Scientists and Journalists Might Save the World, Up for Discussion

There is a body of techniques and practices, a language and culture, that scientists learn by apprenticeship and osmosis as they train. These form the underpinnings of an approach to...
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Saul_Perlmutter
Saul Perlmutter

Science Journalism, Authoritarian Regimes, and Pseudoscience

Pseudoscience deceives millions of people every day. Although scientists and journalists try to expose baseless assertions, governments around the world often will make decisions based on such claims or on...
Read More
Carla_Da_Silva_Almeida
Carla Da Silva Almeida
Jasson_Muir_Clarke
Jasson Muir Clarke
Dyna_Rochmyaningsih
Dyna Rochmyaningsih
Sarah_Wild
Sarah Wild
Mohammed_Yahia
Mohammed Yahia

Leveling the Playing Fields: Science Journalism and Big Food

“Big Food” corporations (which include both food and beverage companies) have some of the largest marketing budgets in the world. These budgets buy a great deal of airtime and sophisticated...
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Alejandro_Calvillo_Unna
Alejandro Calvillo Unna
Kerry_Cullinan
Kerry Cullinan
Harry_Dugmore
Harry Dugmore
Shalini Anand

Undercover Science Journalism

Undercover reporting—doing a journalistic investigation while pretending not be a journalist—has been interwoven with science and health journalism probably since Nellie Bly’s famous 1887 book, Ten Days in a Mad-House....
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Ramu_Sapkota
Ramu Sapkota
Faye_Kirkland
Faye Kirkland

Ringing in the Changes: The Role of Advocacy Journalism in Telling Science Stories

Can advocacy journalism, which demands close involvement, and science journalism, which requires distance, be bedfellows? Do journalists relinquish their objectivity when advocating on an issue? Is it necessary for science...
Read More
Akin_Jimoh
Akin Jimoh
William_H_Funk
William H. Funk

Rewriting the Code of Life

Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world against its use. Not, that is, until the spring of 2015, when biologist...
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Jennifer Doudna
Jennifer Doudna

The Future of Work

A range of technologies, including cloud and mobile computing, big data and machine learning, sensors and intelligent manufacturing, and robotics and drones, are transforming societies around the world. Nowhere will...
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Wayne_Cascio
Wayne Cascio
Joan_Williams
Joan Williams

Open Data and Global Drug Discovery

What if it turned out that all the data scientists needed to find new ways to diagnose and treat disease were already available for free online? As just one example,...
Read More
Atul_Butte
Atul Butte

Can We Save the Oceans from Ourselves?

The ocean is arguably the planet’s greatest natural wonder, covering nearly three-quarters of the earth’s surface, providing many ecosystem services and supporting an abundance of life. Unfortunately, human activities are...
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Rashid_Sumalia
Rashid Sumaila
Malin_Pinsky
Malin Pinsky

SESAME – A scientific source of light for the Middle East

In May 2017, one of the world’s most unlikely laboratories opened for business. SESAME – Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East – is a new third...
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Roy_Beck-Barkai
Roy Beck-Barkai
Maedeh Darzi
Nathanial_Herzberg
Nathanial Herzberg
Kirsi_Lorentz
Kirsi Lorentz
Özgül_Öztürk
Özgül Öztürk

Covering Research on Lab Animals: Challenges and Opportunities

Biomedical research on lab animals is an increasingly contentious topic — and a tricky subject for the science journalists who cover it. The public is sharply divided over the ethics...
Read More
Larry_Carbone
Larry Carbone
David_Grimm
David Grimm
John_Ngai
John Ngai

Neurons from the Human Brain

Clinical case studies and laboratory experiments tell us that human consciousness is closely linked to electrical activity in the most complex piece of excitable matter in the known universe, the...
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Christof Koch

Science’s Billionaire Backers: Philanthropy’s Role in Research

Philanthropists around the world are giving huge sums to science research. To name just a handful: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s commitment of $3 billion to biomedical research initiatives Paul...
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Cyndi_Atherton
Cyndi Atherton
Chonnettia_Jones
Chonnettia Jones

A Delicate Balance: Immunity in Health, Disease and Medicine

From moment to moment, our immune system maintains a remarkable state of equilibrium, a tightrope act that is vital to our survival. On the one hand, the immune system must...
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Jeff_Bluestone
Jeffrey Bluestone

Land of The Giants: South American Dinosaurs and Antarctic Secrets

Dinosaurs are the stars of Latin American science, and usually dinosaur stories quickly spread around the world. In 2012 in the southernmost corner of the Americas, Argentine paleontologists discovered the...
Read More
Sebastian_Apesteguia
Sebastián Apesteguía
Soledad_Gouiric_Cavalli
Soledad Gouiric Cavalli
Diego_Pol
Diego Pol

Astronomy’s Next Big Things

Life beyond Earth. Dark matter and dark energy. Event horizons around supermassive black holes. It is hard to imagine a more enigmatic set of cosmic mysteries. Perhaps their allure has...
Read More
Sheperd_Doeleman
Sheperd Doeleman
Joshua_Frieman
Joshua A. Frieman
Lisa_Harvey-Smith
Lisa Harvey-Smith
Catherine_Walsh
Catherine Walsh

Economic Inequality, Violence, and Life in a Changing Climate

If the global climate warms, how will this affect human societies around the world? Science fiction books and movies speculate about possible futures, but what do the data say? A...
Read More
Solomon_Hsiang
Solomon Hsiang

Innovating for Development

About 700 million people in the world live below the international poverty line of $1.90 a day, with spotty access to electricity, sanitation and health care. These are the people...
Read More
Abdalllah_El-Kurebe
Abdallah el-Kurebe
Nathan_Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold

A Modestly Grandiose Proposal for How Scientists and Journalists Might Save the World, Up for Discussion

There is a body of techniques and practices, a language and culture, that scientists learn by apprenticeship and osmosis as they train. These form the underpinnings of an approach to...
Read More
Saul_Perlmutter
Saul Perlmutter

“One Test to Rule Them All”: Joe DeRisi in Conversation with Carl Zimmer

Joe DeRisi never rests in his pursuit of new technologies for finding and fighting mystery diseases. As a teen in the 1980s, DeRisi watched the AIDS epidemic catch the medical...
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Joe_DeRisi
Joe DeRisi
Carl_Zimmer
Carl Zimmer
Sam_Hawgood
Sam Hawgood

Climate Change Primer: Responding to Global Impacts of Human Activity

California leads the United States in responding to global climate change as it tries to create a clean-energy economy, ameliorate the effects of global change and promote green businesses for...
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William_Collins
William Collins
Inez_Fung
Inez Fung
Kristina_Hill
Kristina Hill
Dan_Kammen
Daniel Kammen
David_Sedlak
David Sedlak

Cutting-Edge Nuclear Technology: Which Questions Matter?

How should science reporters write about nuclear technology — both fission and fusion? Should they focus on the scientific, the engineering and the safety aspect? Or should they also include...
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Richard_Buttery
Richard Buttery
Nathan_Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Per_Peterson
Per Peterson
Sonja_Schmid
Sonja Schmid

“Contact” Plus 20: Where We Are in the Search for Aliens

2017 marks 20 years since the movie “Contact” was released, and it still holds up as a classic story about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI. But the search...
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Guillem_Anglada-Escude
Guillem Anglada Escude
Jill_Tarter
Jill Tarter

Exploring and Managing Earth’s Microbiome

Cheap DNA sequencing has transformed the field of biology, revealing everything from the genetic drivers of cancer to the keys to human evolution. Today, scientists can even afford to sequence...
Read More
Jill_Banflield
Jill Banfield
Nicholas_Bouskill
Nicholas Bouskill

Engineered Cells: The Medicines of Tomorrow

With the much-heralded success of the modified immune cells known as CAR-T cells in the treatment of leukemia, we’re growing accustomed to the idea that, in very limited circumstances, human...
Read More
Wendell_Lim
Wendell Lim

Cancer: Progress, Pitfalls, and Prospects

The advances we have made in understanding cancer over the past decade have been so rapid and profound that clichés often attached to scientific process—revolution, paradigm shift, Golden Age—seem almost...
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Alan_Ashworth
Alan Ashworth

WCSJ2017 thanks the sponsors who are supporting presentation of Science Storytelling sessions, including: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation American Association for the Advancement of Science and its EurekAlert! service

Putting Character into Science—the Power of Profiles

What makes a good science profile, and when is it the right or wrong way to approach a story? We all know that one seemingly easy way to help a...
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Yudhijit_Bhattacharjee
Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
Jo_Chandler
Jo Chandler
John_Travis
John Travis
Christie_Aschwanden
Christie Aschwanden

The Art of Truth: Data Visualization and Infographics for Everyone

With facts and truth increasingly under assault, many interest groups have enlisted data visualization to support all manner of spin. Because digital images and graphics are inherently sharable and can...
Read More
Alberto Cairo
Alberto Cairo

Science Heard Around the World: Podcasting in the U.S. and Beyond

It seems as if we’re entering the golden age of podcasting: technological innovation has made it possible to launch a podcast from your own bedroom, and a growing audience is...
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Antonio_Martinez_Ron
Antonio Martínez Ron
Luis_Quevedo
Luis Quevedo
Wendy_Zukerman
Wendy Zukerman

Science Journalism in Latin America: Past, Present and Future

Latin America is a region rich in science. Although science here lacks the financial support found in other regions, scientists engage in rigorous and important research throughout the continent. The...
Read More
Federico_Kukso
Federico Kukso
Paula_Leighton
Paula Leighton
Gerardo_Sifuentes
Gerardo Sifuentes Marin
Angela_Posada-Swafford
Angela Posada-Swafford

The Rise of Digital Science Magazines

New digital outlets focusing on serious science journalism often anticipate that their “digital native” readers will be more engaged in the wider world and potentially more involved with their communities...
Read More
Steven_Bedard
Steven Bedard
Estrella_Burgos
Estrella Burgos
Stephen_Embleton
Stephen Embleton
Amanda_Mascarelli
Amanda Mascarelli
Rebecca_Tan
Rebecca Tan

Power Pitch 2017

Advance signups for this session begin on September 6 and close on September 16. See details below. Welcome to Power Pitch 2017, where you’ll have the opportunity to sit across...
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Ross_Anderson
Ross Andersen
Steven_Bedard
Steven Bedard
Estrella_Burgos
Estrella Burgos
Eric_Betz
Eric Betz
Caty_Enders
Caty Enders
Chrissie_Giles
Chrissie Giles
Laura_Helmuth
Laura Helmuth
Jude_Isabella
Jude Isabella
Luisa_Massarani
Luisa Massarani
Derek_Mead
Derek Mead
Mike_Mechanic
Mike Mechanic 
Lauren_Morello
Lauren Morello
Katie_Palmer
Katie Palmer
Mićo_Tatalović
Mićo Tatalović
John_Travis
John Travis
Pamela_Weintraub
Pamela Weintraub

Book It: A Conversation Between Authors Mary Roach and Ed Yong

Two internationally known and best-selling book authors—Mary Roach, author of Grunt, and Ed Yong, author of I Contain Multitudes—engage to ask each other questions about their work, their lives, and...
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Ed_Yong
Ed Yong

Fact-checking: The Future of Journalism?

Since last year, we have heard a lot about fake news. Fact-checking items have multiplied in the North American and European media. Science still has little place in this trend...
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Brooke_Borel
Brooke Borel
Gary_Dagorn
Gary Dagorn
Alex_Kasprak
Alex Kasprak

There Is a 95% Chance You Should Attend this Session on Statistics

If you are a science journalist—and we think there is a high probability that you are—you will encounter research with “statistically significant” findings. Some of us regularly report on studies—in...
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Christie_Aschwanden
Christie Aschwanden
Tom_Siegfried
Tom Siegfried

The Human Ethics of Global Crisis Reporting

Science is at the heart of many of the world’s greatest crises, including infectious disease outbreaks, weather and climate related catastrophes, and energy sector exploitation and accidents. When science journalists...
Read More
Peggy_Berryhill
Peggy Berryhill
Ramesh_Bhushal
Ramesh Bhushal
Margie_Mason
Margie Mason
Izabela_Moi
Izabela Moi
Josue_Rivas
Josué Rivas

Stories Don’t Stop at Borders, So Journalists Shouldn’t Either

Science is an international business, major stories are cross-border or even global and the need for independent journalism to reflect this is vital. Yet the constraints journalists face regarding their...
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Helen_Briggs
Helen Briggs
Ides_Debruyne
Ides Debruyne
Christabel_Ligami
Christabel Ligami

Mobile Technology, Newsroom and Citizen Engagement

How can media make the most of mobile technology to distribute news? Panelists in this session will share their experiences in using mobile technology — SMS, bluetooth, smart phone applications...
Read More
Harry_Surjadi
Harry Surjadi

Engaging Your Audience with Poop Jokes and Other Funny Elements

Which would you rather read: an article about a new superconductor made of hydrogen sulfide or a superconductor made of farts? Or better yet, which article would you rather cover?...
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Helena_González_Burón
Helena González Burón
Adam_Rogers
Adam Rogers
Joel_Warner
Joel Warner

Innovative Approaches to Teaching Science Journalism

There may be as many different approaches to teaching science journalism as there are fields to cover. This session is aimed at academics, journalists and communicators who are teaching science journalism...
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