European Science-Media Hub (ESMH)

From the description:

“The ESMH will:

  • create a network between scientists and the media: setting up and maintaining contacts within and among the science and media communities, via seminars, workshops, conferences and other events involving science, academia, educational and research entities, and professional associations of journalists and scientists;
  • encourage learning from each other: offering opportunities for journalists and other communicators to attend or follow physical or online seminars and coaching or mentoring programmes, or establishing contacts to help improve their ability to identify trustworthy sources and report on sound science;
  • share knowledge and follow media trends: making information available to journalists, other media and citizens about new scientific developments, as well as about scientific topics that attract media attention, and tracking the most popular topics in the field of science and technology on different platforms, such as magazines, newspapers, blogs and social media, via media monitoring and media intelligence tools.

ESMH regularly publishes articles on topics related to science and new technologies that provoke a lot of media attention and that are important in the European context. Most importantly, the articles are written with the help of science writers in journalistic style and always provide the opinion of one or more scientists on the topic. The publications are accompanied by a selection of links to related information and with a focus on European research and knowledge in the field”.

Tags: Media literacy Journalism education Fake news and disinformation Fact-checking