A talk on scientific journalism by Maya Ajmera from the Society for Science & Science News at the JFunders Conference (Oct. 2022).
What’s the relationship between science and democracy? Here’s a short talk on the importance of supporting science journalism to keep citizens informed on issues that are central to our shared civic infrastructure.
International Journalists' Network - OSAMA GAWEESH
The pandemic has brought many truths about journalism home. It refocused newsrooms’ attention on readers' needs, forced them to use science and data in their stories, and also report on what is going right to lift morale. It worked. The majority of news organizations saw a spike in traffic, subscriptions and public interest in the news during the spring and summer of 2020.
"Social class was the only area surveyed in the report where journalism was found to have been getting less diverse over time. But why has journalism become so middle class?"
"Meredith Clark, who has led the News Leaders Association’s diversity survey in recent years, has resigned from the project. “You don’t get to transparency about diversity by relying on people’s goodwill.”
"As the world tackles inequality and gender discrimination across many sectors, the news industry in Asia and the Pacific is falling behind with inclusivity – be it in quotes for stories, interviews, or even editorial decisions."
“The New Humanitarian is rethinking coverage of conflict and crises to be more inclusive and empowering for the communities at the centre of the story.”