Lene Johansen - You Want Me to Cover What

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Journalist Lene Johansen presents resources, methods and approaches to covering science diplomacy as a news issue, at the October 19, 2010 Science Diplomacy Boot Camp for Journalists.

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Lene Johansen - You Want Me to Cover What

  1. 1. -You want me to cover what? Navigating unchartered waters between science and foreign relations
  2. 2. Science Diplomacy, -what is it anyway? <ul><li>Kind: Sharing knowledge resources across state borders </li></ul><ul><li>Cynic: One government spending money and resources to redirect another government’s science and technology efforts and resources </li></ul><ul><li>I use a broad definition, not just State Dept. funded </li></ul><ul><li>Science writers often have naïve political glasses and end up with the “bad guy vs. good guy” political narrative. </li></ul>October 19, 2010 Lene Johansen - CRDF Science Diplomacy Boot Camp for Journalists
  3. 3. Stories – by topic <ul><li>Natural and Applied Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Published articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applied technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public Health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences and Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agreements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State to state contributions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing </li></ul></ul>October 19, 2010 Lene Johansen - CRDF Science Diplomacy Boot Camp for Journalists
  4. 4. Stories – by type <ul><li>Human Interest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applied technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cell phones </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drip Irrigation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Muckraking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unintended consequences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Misuse of funds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Indonesia’s REDD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dubious political motives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Norwegian Seed Bank </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Hard science story </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal articles ISSUE: Need portal! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Science </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference delegations/profiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Individual researchers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subsidy programs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Policy story </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International agreements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visits and delegations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislation </li></ul></ul>October 19, 2010 Lene Johansen - CRDF Science Diplomacy Boot Camp for Journalists
  5. 5. Applied technology October 19, 2010 Lene Johansen - CRDF Science Diplomacy Boot Camp for Journalists
  6. 6. Muckraking October 19, 2010 Lene Johansen - CRDF Science Diplomacy Boot Camp for Journalists
  7. 7. Hard science & International policy October 19, 2010 Lene Johansen - CRDF Science Diplomacy Boot Camp for Journalists
  8. 8. Sources <ul><li>SciDev.net’s Science Diplomacy Portal </li></ul><ul><li>State Department here and other places </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profits that facility knowledge sharing, including CRDF and Grameen Foundation’s technology arm </li></ul><ul><li>Research organizations with assistance programs, including AAAS </li></ul><ul><li>International organizations, such as UN, WHO </li></ul><ul><li>Trade organizations and corporate charity, such as SeedQuest, IFPMA, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Policy magazines, such as Foreign Policy Magazine </li></ul>October 19, 2010 Lene Johansen - CRDF Science Diplomacy Boot Camp for Journalists

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