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Science communication for journalists

A free, self-paced online course to teach journalists how to report about science to the public

Why this course?

This course builds the capacity of journalists to report on science. It uses short modules, exercises and examples, to teach journalists how to simplify science and interpret numbers for their readers.


What’s included?

  • More than 20 short, user-friendly and interactive modules, divided into short, topical lectures. All of these modules are independent and can be taken individually

Please note: Not all of the modules for this course are immediately available – more modules will be released at regular intervals and we hope to have the full course online by 30 November 2018. A full list of the course modules is available here.

  • Practical tasks designed to help you apply media theory to your working practice
  • Worksheets to support your learning where appropriate
  • A certificate upon course completion
  • The opportunity to be selected for a Script mentoring programme in partnership with regional media outlets. All users who complete the course will be invited to pitch for selection.



This course is brought to you as part of the Script project, which is made possible by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and implemented by SciDev.Net. For further information about Script visit www.scidev.net/training


Your Instructor


Dr. Charles Wendo
Dr. Charles Wendo

Scientist I Journalist I Science Journalist


Class Curriculum


  Introduction to the "Science communication for journalists" course
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I want to give feedback on the course?
We are always happy to receive feedback. If you would like to get in touch with us you can email us at training@scidev.net

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