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Future prospects of Science Journalism discussed

By Our Correspondent
January 13, 2023

LAHORE:The Faculty of Humanities and Kauser Abdullah Malik School of Life Science, FCCU in collaboration with Pakistan Academy of Science organised a two-day workshop on Science Journalism.

The concluding session of the workshop was held at FCCU on Thursday. Dean of Humanities, Dr Altaf Ullah Khan and Director ORIC and Dean Postgraduate Studies Dr Kauser A Malik were the chief guests on the occasion. They distributed the certificates among participants.

Lead trainers Dr Mahaletchumy Arujanan and Mr Ehsan Masood shared their views on this occasion and congratulated the organisers for bridging the gap between science and journalism through the workshop.

Chairperson Department of Mass Communication Dr Firasat Jabeen and faculty members from different media studies departments, journalists, scientists and research scholars from KAM School of Life Sciences FCCU were also present on the occasion.

On the second day, sessions were conducted on responsible and effective science communication, use of science festivals for youth empowerment and the future prospects of Science Journalism.

Apart from lead trainers, Dr Syed Javaid Khurshid from Global Affairs Magazine, Dr Sabieh Anwar, Dean, Syed Babar Ali school of Science and Engineering, LUMS and Aleem Ahmad Editor, Global Science Magazine conducted these sessions. The last training of the workshop was led by Dr Maha on pitching scientific research, storytelling, media engagements and risk communication.