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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. How to write a press release
  9. Handling media interviews
  10. Live on air: radio and TV talk-shows
  11. Why create a science blog
  12. Using social media to communicate your research
  13. Developing a media plan for your research