Great hall, University of Helsinki
The closing plenary of the conference outlines the importance of science journalism for the new, emerging knowledge-based societies. There is an urgent need for quality science journalism serving as interpreter between science and the public. The key players in the field have expressed their wish to engage researchers, journalists, decision makers, science-based companies and the public in a dialogue to solve grand challenges the globe is facing today. Science journalists will work for a strong, professional identity and ask critical questions in the public sphere.
The first speaker Peter Evans will discuss the shifting strategic energy landscape.
Ivan Oransky will discuss future challenges of medical and watchdog science journalism. Connie St. Louis will give a perspective into many possibilities of the changing professional journalism.
During this plenary the organisers from World Federation of Science Journalists and Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists will present analysis from the conference days. Satu Lipponen, president of the conference and the FASEJ will sum up main themes.
After this, Vesa Niinikangas, president of the WFSJ, will announce the next World Conference place.
Jari Mäkinen, FASEJ
Peter C. Evans, GE, PhD, Director, Global Strategy and Analytics
Ivan Oransky, MD, Executive Editor, Reuters Health, Co-Founder of Retraction Watch, Founder of Embargo Watch, Adjunct Associate Professor, New York University’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program, Treasurer of Association of Health Care Journalists, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
Connie St Louis, the President of the Association of British Science Writers
Note: Right after the plenary the buses are waiting for transportation to the Finnish Science Centre Heureka.