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How to be a science journalist with James Randerson
Wed, May 3, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM BST
Learn how to make an impact as a science writer or blogger at this class with James Randerson, the Guardian’s assistant national news editor
From climate change and superbugs to asteroid strikes, many of the most important and exciting stories of our era come from the world of science. This evening course with the Guardian’s assistant national news editor James Randerson is the perfect primer for anyone interested in science journalism or communication.
Through talks and practical sessions, James will teach you how to find and write informative news stories, as well as how to how to pitch ideas to editors. You’ll also learn about some of the major sources journalists use to spot stories about science, health and the environment. Whether you’re a writer or a blogger, you’ll leave buzzing with ideas and information on how to explain complex information to a lay audience, as well as expert tips on getting your work published.
More about your teacher…
James Randerson is assistant national news editor at the Guardian, where he has a particular responsibility for environment, science and technology news. He was previously the paper’s science correspondent. He tweets @james_randerson.