The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

SCIENCE: Digging out Research Discoveries and Science Scoops

Much of core science reporting these days is driven by big science PR machine: major journals, universities and businesses bombard journalists with ready-to-print press releases that set the agenda and frame science and tech stories. A few brave journalists go beyond this flurry to find their own stories and find untold scoops. In this session, organised in partnership with the Association of British Science Writers you will find out how to break from the pack and find the science stories that no one else has and that your editors will love.

5 July 2019 – #CIJSummer 2019/DAY 2

SCIENCE: Digging Out Research Discoveries And Science Scoops

Crispin Dowler

Crispin Dowler is a senior reporter for Unearthed, an investigative environmental journalism project funded by Greenpeace UK. He has published investigations on subjects including agriculture, pesticides, fisheries and air pollution.

Joshua Howgego

Joshua Howgego is a features editor at New Scientist magazine. He covers physical science in every possible guide, from stories on reinventing the address to loop quantum gravity. Before joining the magazine in 2015, he was a deputy editor at SciDev.Net.

Julian Sturdy

Julian Sturdy is the Investigations Editor for BBC East’s Impact Hub, having previously worked as a district Chief Reporter for Eastern Daily Press; and as a district producer for BBC Radio Norfolk. Recent projects include exposing high mortality rates at SeaLife Centres in the UK, Ryanair bouncing compensation cheques for late flights, and a long-running series of exposés on millions of pounds missing from a council loan to Northampton Town Football Club.

Mike Power

Mike Power is a British freelance investigative journalist specialising in drugs and technology. His book Drugs 2.0: The Web Revolution That's Changing How the World Gets High documents a new digital frontline in the war on drugs.

Wendy M. Grossman

Wendy M. Grossman covers the intersection of computers, freedom, and privacy and is a long-time member of the executive board of the Association of British Science Writers. Her Friday net.wars column has appeared continuously since 2001.
  • 5 July 2019 10.15–11.15
Location: Room 102 - PSH Building - Goldsmiths, University of London
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