Although I’m a JIC student, I’m currently based in a lab in the University of Oxford. Whilst it means I miss out on lots of the exciting opportunities that pop up within the Norwich-sphere, it does give me access to lot of others. One such event, which I attended in March, was a conversation about Science Journalism, hosted by one of the colleges.
How do scientists get their research into the media? How do journalists find the best science stories and report them accurately? What do you do when a companies or politicians make outlandish claims without evidence?
These were some of the questions asked in the Standing up for Science media workshop I attended this month. Run by Sense About Science, these workshops are a chance for early career scientists to come together and discuss science in the public eye.