Scientists invited to try science journalism
12 January 2011
The British Science Association invites applications for its 2011 Media Fellowship scheme, which gives scientists an opportunity to experience science journalism from the other side of the fence.
The Fellowships are intended to create greater awareness and understanding of the workings of the media among practising scientists, social scientists, clinicians and engineers.
Successful applicants spend three to eight weeks on a summer placement working with a journalist from the national press, broadcasting or the internet. Fellows learn to work within the conditions and constraints of the media to produce accurate and well-informed pieces about developments in science. Previous hosts have included The Guardian, Nature, BBC News and The Times.
The application process is now open for summer 2011 placements. Details about the scheme, including an application form, can be found on the British Science Association website. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2011.