Help Ryerson Journalism Celebrate 60 years

On Oct. 4 and 5, my alma mater—Ryerson University’s School of Journalism—will celebrate 60 years. I’ll be going back with some of my colleagues to celebrate and deliver talks about the state of journalism today. Come along if you’re in Toronto. Details here.

In Finland for the World Conference of Science Journalists

Later this month, I’ll be moderating a panel at the World Science Journalism Conference in Finland. If you happen to be in Helsinki, do say hello. From “the top ten foods to bust belly fat” to “asteroid hurtling towards earth”, many news stories about science or health contain factual errors. In many newsrooms across many…
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Knight Science Journalism Fellowship

I’m elated to share the news that I’ll be going to MIT to do the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship for the 2013-14 academic year. Related links: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/2013-14-knight-science-journalism-fellows-announced.html http://www.ryerson.ca/news/news/General_Public/20130612_knight.html

How to: A panel on magazine health journalism at MagNet

Thrilled to be speaking at the MagNet2013 conference—for Canadian magazine writers—on health reporting with journalists Terri Morrison, Roberta Staley, and Laurie Jennings. Here’s a live blog from the session: http://live.j-source.ca/Event/MagNet2013_conference_Health_Science_and_Medical_Writing_with_Accuracy