A new fellowship program aims to recruit investigative journalists in South America to cover this vast area and one of the biggest stories of our lifetime: the destruction of the world’s rainforests.
Thiago Medaglia, a Brazilian journalist who reports on the environment and science, is among the ten professionals chosen to participate in the Knight Science Journalism fellowships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States.
Rumors about alleged connections between vaccines and autism, miraculous cures for chronic diseases, and the questioning of global warming brought about by human action, spread easily through social networks. Faced with these and other challenges, communicators who are dedicated to science journalism in Latin America seek to strengthen themselves through networks and associations.
Science journalists in Latin America and elsewhere in the developing world have a more positive outlook on their profession than their peers in the West, according to a new report.
The Organization of American States (OAS) has launched scientificjournalism.org, the Inter-American Scientific Journalism Portal, billed as a “virtual space for the diffusion of knowledge, science and technology.”
Despite the large number of scientific studies published each day in Brazil, finding the people behind the research can be a great challenge, and getting them to talk an even bigger one.