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Free online course in science journalism

The world’s first online course in science journalism is now available to interested journalists. The course was developed by the World Federation of Science Journalists(http://www.wfsj.org/), in close collaboration with the Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net).

The free course is ready for use by professional journalists, journalism students and teachers. Each of the 10 modulesconsists of an e-lecture with examples, self-teaching questions, and assignments. Lessons are accessible on all electronic platforms: tablets (Galaxy, iPads, Kindle, Nook) and smart phones. You can also download a print version.

In 10 lessons, experienced science journalists from all over the world share secrets and advice. The lessons cover major practical and conceptual issues related to communicating science. Subjects include: how to find and research a story, how to identify which expert is right, how to interview, how to write, and how to use social media.

The course does not require any prerequisites. Anybody interested in communicating science and technology can participate.

To access the course in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic, go to: http://www.wfsj.org/course/

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