Current media hosts
Placement: six week placement split working with Science Radio Editor Deborah Cohen and with Science Editor Paul Rincon and their teams.
Suits: someone with a particular interest in learning about radio, the format of news stories and writing about a range of science and environment stories.
Placement: five to six weeks working with Investigations Producer Matthew Gull and his team, working in broadcast TV and interviewing.
Suits: someone with an environmental background, a team player with a clear idea of what s/he wanted to achieve, adaptable to the different ways of treating information and research.
Broadcasting Centre, Newcastle.
This is the leading speech based radio station in the North East of England, with the popular “Alfie and Charlie at Breakfast” setting the agenda for the day.
Placement: three to five weeks with Assistant Editor Doug Morris and the production teams, working across a range of output. This placement may also give an opportunity to work with regional TV and online outlets.
Suits: someone with a burning desire to communicate science to a general audience; a knowledge of the region and its science heritage would be an advantage.
Guardian, Kings Cross, London
Placement: three to four weeks with Science Correspondents Ian Sample and Alok Jha, working in print and online news.
Suits: someone who is particularly interested in online news and in social media including blogs, podcasts and Twitter. It would also suit someone interested in comment as well as news.
Nature News, Kings Cross, London
Placement: four to five weeks with Chief News Editor Rosie Mestel and Online News Editor Davide Castelvecchi, working in online news.
Suits: someone who is particularly interested in writing for a more specialised audience rather than the general public.
New Scientist, London
Placement: three weeks with Science Editor Dick Ahlstrom, working in print and online media, including Twitter.
Suits: someone who is interested in print media.
Placement: three weeks with Environment Correspondent Jenny Fyall, working in print and online media.
Suits: someone based in Scotland or with particular links to Scotland with an environmental background.
The Times, Tower Hill, London.
Placement: three to five weeks with Feature Writer Tom Whipple, working in print and online media.
Suits: someone with some previous writing experience and is able to get all relevant information in a 600 word news story.
Learn more about previous Fellows' media experience in their placements' report.
Note: The media hosts may vary to some extent.
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