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Science in the Newsroom is working to identify the challenges that journalists face when reporting science and to provide them with the resources, tools and training to help them maintain high standards of science reporting.


The World Editors Forum, the network for editors within the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), is focused on addressing misleading and false information by strengthening professional journalism.

That is why we have initiated a Science in the Newsroom project. It aims to identify points of pain faced by newsrooms in covering these issues accurately and will develop solutions to help strengthen the quality of reporting.

Our focus extends beyond political disinformation to the specialist science subjects which affect our societies and how people choose to live their lives. Science is a broad family of disciplines, but for newsroom purposes, we are focused initially on the reporting of science, health and consumer affairs.

Note: Science in the Newsroom is an independent initiative run by the World Editor’s Forum within WAN-IFRA and was made possible by a grant from Bayer. If you are interested in supporting accurate scientific journalism please get in touch.