Science Journalism Around the World

WCSJ participants talk about reporting in their home countries

LONDON — During the meeting here last week, I began referring to the World Conference of Science Journalists as my “Super Bowl.” With around 900 participants, it was surely one of, if not the, largest gathering ever of science media from all over the globe. But that wasn’t the only reason I used the American football metaphor. Comments from far-flung reporters and editors about the peculiar state of science journalism in their countries were the most enjoyable part of the conference. The following are short conversations with twelve of them about the important stories, challenges and opportunities in their corner of the world:

Valería Román - El Clarin (Blog: Ensayos y Error), Argentina

Natasha Mitchell - All in the Mind, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia

Gustavo Faleiros - O Eco, Brazil

Zia Hepeng - Science News,

Mohammed Yahia - IslamOnline, Egypt

Jari Mäkinen - Kupla Productions, Finland

Dominique Leglu - Sciences et Avenir, France

Horacio Salazar - Milenio, Mexico

Alex Abutu Augustine - News Agency of Nigeria, Nigeria

Muhammad Suhail Yousuf - Metro One, Pakistan

William Odinga Balikuddembe - Uganda Science Journalists Association, Uganda

Nguyen Dan Vu Long - Freelance,

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Curtis Brainard writes on science and environment reporting. Follow him on Twitter @cbrainard.