Happy to announce that I was invited to the Advisory board of the #ERC FRONTIERS project. Between 2023 and 2027, the plans are to enable up to 40 science journalists to spend time with research teams working on their reporting ideas at institutions of their choice. Universities and research centres conducting frontier research in any field of knowledge can participate in the programme. FRONTIERS intends to finance the journalists’ stays, support the reporters and host institutions, provide training on independent and ethically responsible science coverage, and promote mutual learning between journalists and researchers. It will also propose a set of ethics principles, best practices and guidelines for journalistic fellowships and develop a long-term sustainability model. Apart from the primary goal of backing independent science journalism, the project is expected to contribute to public trust in science, tackling misinformation and improving social resilience against disinformation.
The consortium that will run the programme includes the Centre for Ethics in Science and Journalism (Italy), led by my dear friend #FabioTurone, the #NOVAUniversity of Lisbon (Portugal), the #PompeuFabra University (Spain), and #EnspireScience (Israel), which coordinates the project.
I am looking forward to meeting eminent sci. journalist and sci. comm experts that will be part of the Advisory board and our first meeting in June in Barcelona.