Effective science communication is essential if the general public and policymakers are to make informed decisions on the issues facing their communities and regions.
Script is a training and networking programme that aims to improve the flow of communication between scientists and journalists, and address the lack of high quality science reporting in Africa. It is funded by the Robert Bosch-Stiftung and implemented by SciDev.Net.
Free online courses
- Media skills for scientists: learn how to interact successfully with the media
- Science communication skills for journalists: learn how to report science in an engaging, accurate and credible way.
To view the full list of the Script course modules, go HERE.
These user-friendly guides offer tips and practical guidance on a range of topics such as how to pitch to a science editor, how to interpret data and much more. Take a look at the full range.
Learning through networking
Learn from your peers and other professionals. Sign up for Script email updates to be the first to hear about bespoke networking events, and join the Script online networking group to connect with other journalists and scientists.
SciDev.Net is partnering with leading African universities to embed science communication in undergraduate communications courses as part of the Script programme.
Mentoring for journalists
SciDev.Net works with other media outlets around the world. Through Script we can occasionally facilitate opportunities for individuals to collaborate with our media partners.
The Script project can offer tailored science communication training programmes in the form of online webinars to companies and organisations.