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ScienceOnline2012 – #scio12 across social media – is the sixth annual international meeting on science and the Web.
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Friday, January 20 • 9:30am - 10:30am
How do we teach science journalism in the era of social media?

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or those of us trying to train next-gen science writers and bloggers, what do we teach them? Tools and tricks--and let them figure out how to use them? Intellectual examination of the history and nature of journalism, and let the students learn the tricks and tools on the job? Law schools teach deep academic content, and let employers teach the grads how to be lawyers. Journalism schools have traditionally taught writing and reporting skills. Medical schools are in the middle--study of science, and instruction in skills. Where should science journalism pedagogy be, with the media landscape changing as quickly as it is? To what breaches do we once more unto? If we insist on teaching John McPhee, are we fighting the last war? Or is now the moment to stand fast in defense of timeless storytelling?

Friday January 20, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 7

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