It used to be simple: journalism and public relations were separate worlds. Today, it would seem to be somewhat more complex.
Many science journalists also work for non-media organizations such as research and research funding organizations, governments, NGOs or private companies. In other words, they are wearing more than just one hat.
On Tuesday June 25, 2013, at 14:00 (2pm), the World Conference on Science Journalism in Helsinki will feature a vibrant debate about this trend and its implications.
To provide interesting background information for this session, session organisers Peter Vermij and Hans van Maanen have put online a survey on what other hats science journalists are wearing.
Results of the survey will first be presented at the debate, after which they will be made available online. Anyone professionally involved in science journalism worldwide is warmly invited to complete this anonymous survey.
Whether you plan to be in Helsinki or not, we thank you in advance for taking a few minutes to contribute to our understanding of how the field of science journalism is evolving. And feel absolutely free to share the survey link with your science journalist colleagues!
To go to the survey (it only takes a couple of minutes time) click here: Survey: science journalism and other hats
List of the delegates who attended WCSJ2013 has been published.