Nanotechnology is a rising topic for science journalists as the public is increasingly aware of ever new “nano” products entering the market. Are they dangerous? Are they safe? What is so interesting about “nano”? Science journalists need good facts and arguments in order to deliver balanced and guiding information for their audiences. Can scientists help to clarify things? What angles are important to cover in reporting nanotechnology?
These are some of the questions which will be answered during 4-hours training workshop for science journalists on “Benefits and Risks of Nanotechnology” – free of charge.
It will be held on on 8th October 2015 in Brussels, 10.00-14.00 at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, in Brussels, Belgium.
The workshop is organized by the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations – EUSJA, under NanoDiode project. The aim of the workshop is to bring science journalists closer to nano-researchers in the fields of science, technology and governance. Experts will introduce Science journalists to nanotechnologies in order to put them into the position to better fulfill their role as critical moderators between researchers and their media audience. Experts will show the science behind nanotechnology. They will explain what can be done with nano particles in products for medicine, electronics, materials, or consumer goods. Of course it will be shown what is already on the market , what is in the pipeline, and what are the challenges for future developments. Time is also reserved for a critical review of nanotechnology governance.
Please confirm your participation by sending email to Mr. Teguayco Pinto Cejas at firstname.lastname@example.org by 22 September
What: Science Journalists Training Workshop on “Benefits and Risks of Nanotechnology”
When: 8th October 2015, 10.00-14.00
Where: Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts in Brussels, Belgium
Fees: Free, registration recommended