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Workshop on Writing Science | 3rd – 15th October 2016

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Workshop on Writing Science

3rd – 15th October 2016, IISER Thiruvananthapuram

Catalysed by Vigyan Prasar and organised by IISER-Thiruvananthapuram

The workshop is open to post graduates in any branch of science, as well as to post graduates in Mass Communication/Journalism, aspiring to contribute scientific content to print media in English and other languages of India.

The objective of the workshop, catalysed by Vigyan Prasar and organised by IISER Thiruvananthapuram, is to improve the quality and quantity of scientific content in print media by empowering interested youth with the cool tools, tricks and tips needed to engage the public with written text, photographs and pictures.

The workshop will have lectures, presentations, discussions, role-play, demonstrations, hands-on practice, feedback, mentoring and highly interactive sessions.

The focus will be on work done as individuals and in teams. During the 12 days, participants will learn to plan, schedule, do research, write, edit, rewrite and lay out reports, feature articles, and columns with visual materials designed to attract the eye, mind and heart of different target groups. By the end of the workshop, a dummy science magazine will be produced by the participants.

Eligibility: Post graduates in any branch of science OR Post graduates in Mass Communication/Journalism, aspiring to contribute scientific content to print media in English and other languages of India. (Those who are in the second year of PG can also apply) Minimum requirements for participation: ability to understand and speak English, the language of the workshop, ability to write using word processors and prior exposure to internet browsers and search engines. Demonstrable ability to write in any Indian language would be an advantage. Maximum number of participants for the workshop is limited to 14. Boarding and lodging free for selected candidates.

Re-imbursement of the cost of travel by 2nd AC train fare only for deserving candidates. No registration fee. To get the application form, send an e-mail request to scienceandmediaworkshops@gmail.com

Last date for receipt of application: 29th August 2016.

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