Understand the working of the media

21 March 2006  

Grand Challenges Poster If you are a scientist or engineer who would like to better understand how science gets reported by the press, you could do so by obtaining a BA media fellowship.

The fellowships, organized by the British Association for the Advancement of Science, allow scientists and engineers to spend 3-8 weeks on a summer placement with a media organization.

They work alongside a national press, broadcast or internet journalist, gaining the skills to communicate research and expertise to the public and colleagues.

The BA's aim is to create a greater awareness and understanding of the workings of the media among practising scientists, clinicians, social scientists and engineers.

The fellowships provide scientists with better knowledge about how the media operates, which they can use back at their workplace. Some participants incorporate science communication activities into their academic or professional work in science and engineering. Others go on to do freelancing as an add-on to their normal jobs.
The closing date for applications is 8 April and placements will be between June and October.
Further information: http://www.the-ba.net/mediafellows