The second UK Conference of Science Journalists took place at The Royal Society in London on Monday 25th June 2012.

Brain Hacks

Featuring Vaughan Bell, Sophie Scott, Kerri Smith and Colin Blakemore, the panel discuss neuroscience and how to report it.

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Writing Science Books

Peter Tallack, Carl Zimmer, Richard Lea and Anjana Ahuja discuss science book publishing and give advice on where aspiring authors might start. During the session Sarah Collins live blogged and there is also a Storify on the session by Emma Byrne.

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Is science journalism special?

Is science journalism special? Discuss. Evan Davis, Connie St Louis, William Cullerne Brown and Jay Rosen got stuck into just that question in the final plenary session of the conference. Should the reporting of science, health, technology or the environment set itself apart from the rest of journalism and be allowed to bend or break the standard rules? Find out more.

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