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Kavli Symposia in Science Journalism and Communication

The Kavli Foundation conducts symposia that "dive deep" on topics important to bringing science news to the public. Bringing together leading journalists, communicators and researchers from around the world, each symposium provides a "one-of-a-kind" opportunity to catalyze thinking in ways that can be truly impactful for effective communication of science news. Conducted independently, as well as in partnership with the World Federation of Science Journalists and the MIT Knight Science Journalism Program,  past symposia are listed in the navigation menu on the left.

MIT Knight Science Program / Kavli Editors Initiative

Effective science editing requires competence in handling a wide variety of leadership and ethical challenges, including some that are specific to science stories and others that may pertain to any journalistic environment. News editors are charged with providing this leadership and guidance, but specialized or not, for most editors these are skills learn on the job, when learned at all. The result: science stories can be both missed and misreported, with science coverage itself discouraged, particularly at the local level. To address this issue, the MIT Knight Science Journalism Program is leading an initiative aimed at empowering these gatekeepers of news -- both the fulltime science editors, as well the many editors at general utkets who are assigned science,

AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards are an internationally recognized measure of excellence in science journalism for a general audience. Administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and endowed by the Foundation in 2009, the independently juried awards have honored distinguished reporting on science by professional journalists since 1945.

KITP Journalist in Residence Program

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) and The Kavli Foundation jointly sponsor the KITP Journalist in Residence program. The KITP solicits applications from journalists and science writers to spend up to 5 months at KITP as Journalist Fellow. The purpose of the program is to promote excellence in scientific journalism by bringing journalists, science writers and science editors in contact with physicists working at the frontiers of science, and through interaction, educating physicists on how to communicate their science to the general public.

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