Edition 2012

Data Journalism

Peter Aldhous took a look at some of the tools available for data journalism and how they can be applied to reporting science. He also explored potential pitfalls and what to do with dirty data.

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Blurred Lines: PR and Journalism

PR copy now readily flows into news. But is this a good thing? Is there a need for more transparency from press officers? Or, are we enjoying a panacea of PR that is resulting in accurate science stories in the press? Andy Williams, Martin Moore, Ruth Francis and Toby Murcott discuss.

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Dragons' Den (2012)

Three aspiring science journalists pitch their story ideas to science editor dragons Helen Pearson, James Randerson and Ehsan Masood. Find out what happened and if any ideas survived the grilling.

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The Leveson Enquiry

The Leveson Inquiry could have profound and fundamental consequences for the UK press. Up for debate in this session is the impact the inquiry might have on science journalism. Fiona Fox, David Derbyshire, Bob Satchwell and James Randerson led the debate.

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