Universitat Pompeu Fabra
PCST Academy - Public Communication of Science and Technlology


Histoire du Journalisme Scientifique
History of Science Journalism
Musée de la Civilisation, Quebec (Canada)

Guides pratiques de la culture scientifique et technique
 - Handbook : organize a project for public understanding of Science
 - Handbook for science educators
 - Handbook: create and run a science club
Latitudesciences met à votre disposition trois outils d'autoformations pour la réalisation de vos activités de culture scientifique. Ils se déclinent en plusieurs versions : les guides (versions longues, complétées d'exemples et de bibliographies) et les carnets de route (versions courtes et illustrées, destinées à une impression papier) en français et en anglais.

Latitude Sciences IRD

Behind the Headlines
Your guide to the science that makes the news

The Impact of Social Computing on the EU Information Society and Economy
European Commission, 2009

Guide to successful communications
This website is intended to assist project coordinators and team leaders to generate an effective flow of information and publicity about the objectives and results of their work, the contributions made to European knowledge and scientific excellence, the value of collaboration on a Europe-wide scale, and the benefits to EU citizens in general. The content particularly addresses communications via the ‘mass media' (TV, radio and the written press), the workings of which may be less familiar to scientific/academic partners. It also covers websites and other internally generated support such as print publications, CDs and video.
DG Research - European Commission

Visionlearning is a educational resource for faculty and students. Funded by the National Science Foundation. Visionlearning provides high-quality science learning modules that have been shown to be more effective than traditional textbooks in teaching science. Visionlearning developed a set of peer-reviewed materials for learning science including modular readings, interactive multimedia, and a glossary - all available for free on the web in both English and Spanish. Visionlearning emphasize science as a process, not just a collection of facts. These resources can be used individually by anyone and can also be combined and customized within online classrooms by teachers.

The Process of Science (Visionlearning)
Visonlearning newest series of modules bring the process of science: "What is science and how does it work?" The nature and practice of science as a means of clarifying how we know what we know.

The ethics of Science Journalism
Science journalism is facing tough challenges today. The general public, the lay readers, have a desire-and a right-to learn what new discoveries are being made, and how they may affect their everyday lives... and they rely on science journalism to bring them this information. However, the topics are often very complex and difficult to relay in terms that are understandable for the non-expert, and they can be politicized or pushed by different lobbies. Topics such as climate change or stem cell research affect humanity on an existential level, and the ethics involved in portraying these topics-how, or indeed whether to portray them-are complex. This unique theme section brings together the views of all parties involved in science journalism and bringing science to the public today: writers (freelance and staff), editors, publishers, and scientists themselves.
Inter-Research Science Center 

Online Course in Science Journalism WFSJ
The world's first online course in science journalism, developed by the World Federation of Science Journalists in close cooperation with the Science and Development Network SciDev.Net

Standing up for Science
A guide to the media for early career scientists
Sense about Science - Voice of Young Science
Practical Guides form SciDev.Net
1Reporting science news for television
2Reporting from science conferences
3Planning and writing a science story
4Reporting on controversies in science
5How do I submit a paper to a scientific journal?
6How do I write a press release?
7How do I make a science news story for radio?
And others in http://www.scidev.net/en/practical-guides/

Practical Guides in Science Communication

Museum 3.0
What will the museum of the future be like? A network for those interested in the future of cultural institutions such as museums, galleries, science centres and other collecting bodies

Smithsonian Museum Studies
Information for Museum Professional & Scholars

Centre for the Future of Museums 

European Guide to Science Journalism
Third edition of the European Guide to Science Journalism, issued by the European Commission's Directorate General for Research. The Guide represents a complete picture of science journalism training in Europe.

Web Course on Risk Communication
This course was developed in the framework of the CDC/PAHO Project (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States, and the Pan American Health Organization) and is promoted by the Pan American Health Organization, through the Risk Assessment and Management Unit of the Sustainable Development and Environmental Health Area (SDE/PAHO)

So you want to be a science writer?
Association of British Science Writers

How to write science books
Five top science book writers offer advice for budding authors in a
series of interviews in Nature's Books & Arts section

Curso sobre Divulgadores de las Ciencias
Observatorio de la Comunicación Científica-UPF

Los imprescindibles de las ciencias
Los 40 personajes principales de la ciencia, aquellos científicos imprescindibles sobre los que cualquier persona culta debe tener un mínimo de conocimiento
Universidad de La Laguna

Guide to being a press officer How to publicise scientific research
Guidance on how press officers can promote science effectively without resorting to hype, including tips on timing, objectives and audience.

Guidelines for scientists on communicating with the media

A Guide to Careers in Science Writing
Council for Advancement in Science Writing

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