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April 2007 Blog Posts (6)

Point Carbon is looking for freelance journalists

Point Carbon, the leading provider of news and analysis for the carbon

and energy markets, is seeking freelance journalists to cover climate

change policy developments in China, India, Italy, Japan and Latin


Freelancers must be based in the relevant timezones and must not be

affiliated with any companies that participate in the world's carbon

markets, directly or indirectly. Candidates are expected to keep track

of carbon related developments in… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on April 30, 2007 at 14:30 — No Comments

India: Young Environmental Journalist Award

This award will be given to two Indian journalists who are under 30
years old and who have made a significant contribution in either the
print or electronic media to an understanding of the nation's
environmental problems. The award carries a cash prize of Rs25,000 each.

Deadline: April 30 with late entry date of May 15 2007

Added by MikeShanahan on April 30, 2007 at 14:30 — No Comments


Hi! I´m back in Argentina again. Melbourne´s science journalism meeting is something I´ll remember for the rest of my life. I really enjoyed meeting so many colleagues from so many different countries!! But all gathered by this amazing branch of journalism!!!

I had the opportunity to travel because I received a scholarship, it was the first time I travelled so far way from my country and it was also the first time I practised english "in the field" (although I study this language…


Added by Laura García Oviedo on April 28, 2007 at 2:26 — No Comments

Post Conference

I was inspired by the impressive people and expertise I saw at the Science Journalists conference in Melbourne and wonder if I could get some feedback from those who attended.

I am writing a report on using voluntary carbon offsets as a mechanism to encourage investment in low carbon technologies and infrastructure. I used the 'Climate Friendly' website to offset the 938km return flight from Canberra for $6.69 allowing for .3 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO…


Added by LieseC on April 26, 2007 at 14:19 — No Comments

Looking for Good Asian Writer for Scientific Interview and Synthesis Writing

The International Livestock Research Institute is looking for a good Asia writer in English to contract for several weeks work of conducting interviews and writing up the interviews as short, accurate syntheses---especially in India, China, Vietnam. Please email me if you know of anyone who might be available May, June, July 2007. Thanks!

Added by Susan MacMillan on April 21, 2007 at 12:37 — 3 Comments

A social network for research communication


I set this up during a presentation at the 5th World Conference of Science Journalists in Melbourne, where delegates heard repeatedly that networks are needed and that the triad of journalists, press officers and scientists all need more information, better skills and more contacts.

The site is an experimental attempt to create a social network of journalists, scientists, press officers and others who communicate about research - whether on health, environment,… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on April 19, 2007 at 12:30 — 7 Comments

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