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.
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!