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Script course modules

This is the full list of modules that make up the Science Communication Skills for Journalists course.
1. Understanding the basics of research
2. How to find the news in a scientific paper
3. What makes a good science story
4. How to simplify scientific facts
5. How to make the pitch that an editor can’t resist
6. How to find and work with a credible scientist
7. How to find a story from a scientific conference
8. Reporting on reports to get great science stories
9. Interviewing: Asking the right questions to get a great story
10. How to find the story in statistical tables
11. How to simplify statistics
12. Using online databases to find newsworthy research
13. From clinical trials to confidence intervals: how to interpret research results
14. Smell a rat: how to detect suspicious research findings
15. How to structure a science story
16. Telling human interest science stories
17. Identifying and using the golden quote to colour a science story
18. Investigative tools and techniques to give you a great science story
19. Data mining and visualisation
20. Ethics of using research evidence
21. How to cover scientific controversies
22. How to find and use a story grant
This is the full list of modules that make up the Media Skills for Scientists course.
1. How to make news with your research
2. How to simplify science without compromising its meaning
3. How to simplify statistics
4. How to make a compelling pitch that an editor can’t resist
5. How the media works
6. Maximising opportunities in the media
7. How to find and work with journalists
8. Developing a media plan for your research
9. How to write a press release
10. Types of media interviews
11. How to prepare for a media interview
12. How to avoid being misquoted
13. Handling sensitive questions
14. How to gain confidence in an interview
15. Handling a radio and TV talk-show