The World Conference of Science Journalists – Biomedical reporting

The World Conference of Science Journalists. It was ace.

The World Conference of Science Journalists. It was ace. I would like to be a science journalist when I grow up.

At the beginning of July I managed to wangle a  pass to the World Conference of Science Journalists in London. This was an epic meeting – three days of intense and fascinating discussion on a wide range of topics related to science and its reporting in the global media.

My colleague Ed Yong has done a bunch of great reports on some of the most controversial topics, and there are more reports and podcasts on the WCSJ news site.

As well as being there for my own personal and professional interest (and as vice-chair of the Association of British Science Writers), I was making a podcast for the Naked Scientists about the Wellcome Trust-funded biomedical strand of the conference.

Here’s my effort – it’s about 30 mins long but it’s really interesting, I promise.

Marvel!! as Ben Goldacre (off of that there Bad Science blog) goes off on a rant about how evil journalists are!

Gasp!! in amazement as a scientist accuses hacks of being rubbish at covering science!

Nod your head!! in agreement that crackpots probably shouldn’t be given the time of day!

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Enjoy!

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