Ideas to improve science and health journalism in age of misinformation

Senior editors from more than a dozen countries met at WAN-IFRA’s World News Media Congress in Glasgow, to review and approve recommendations for principles of best practice in science and health journalism, and to tackle misinformation.

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The Editors’ Roundtable – the last in a series of three events – was held to review recommendations from meetings of science journalists and reporters who cover science, held in London and Singapore.

Those previous workshops identified problems reporters who cover science face in the misinformation era, including the need to make science stories more appealing, relevant and relatable, especially to under-represented communities, and to improve the credibility and relevance of science reporters.

WAN-IFRA also launched a new resource site, Science in the Newsroom, at the Singapore meeting, and an accompanying report, Science in the Newsroom in 2019 – Keeping the facts straight.

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