The national coordinator for science training for journalists, funded by three successive grants from BIS, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, sought to coordinate the scientific community’s efforts to deliver training in the basic principles of science reporting to news organisations and journalism students, through a Science Journalism Training Programme.

Handouts and further reading

further reading
Below are some useful documents that can be offered as handouts for students to take home with them. This includes reference material that might come in handy during their work, and further reading for those interested in learning more about science and statistics.
The Science Media Centre’s Briefing Notes: very short guides to stem cells, GM crops, vaccines, and more.
The Science Media Centre’s 10 best practice guidelines for reporting science & health stories, as endorsed by the Leveson Inquiry.