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Lunch lecture by conference partner Universities of the Netherlands – Cleveringa Auditorium

The Dutch research landscape. The Dutch research universities are known for their high quality education and research. During this lunch session you will learn more about the strength of the Dutch universities, the main research areas and the preconditions for successful science in the Netherlands. You can ask Jacob anything about the Dutch research landscape. …

Finale & Closing remarks – Cleveringa Auditorium

During this final session we get together in the large auditorium for a ‘The State of Science Journalism’ speech by Science‚Äôs International news editor Martin Enserink.Then, we wrap up this conference day in a fun and (inter)active way led by quiz master Lucas Keijning. Next, there’s time to rest or do some sightseeing in Leiden. …

Behind the hype: Insights from science journalism research – Cleveringa Auditorium

Science journalism sometimes is criticised because it contains exaggerations about the potential of specific research results. This can happen, for example, when journalistic coverage states or implies that a drug that works in animals will also work in humans before this is tested, or when unsound science is covered without information about its limitations. Journalists, …

How to recognise hoaxes in science journalism – Cleveringa Auditorium

Incorrect reports about (scientific) research are regularly reported in the media. Factchecking organizations, such as the Dutch Nieuwscheckers, are engaged in correcting such erroneous reports. How is it possible that such incorrect reports appear in the media? What are common mistakes made by journalists when they report on research? Using a series of examples Alexander …

Opening – Cleveringa Auditorium

After two days of field trips and getting to know each other, it is time to open the official European Conference of Science Journalism Leiden 2022. Or: #ECSJ2022 Host Desiree Hoving opens the conference, welcoming words by Krijn Soeteman (president EFSJ) and Anne van Kessel (president Dutch association VWN).

Keynote: Elisabeth Bik – Cleveringa Auditorium

Science integrity will always remain a work in progress. While peer-review is a necessary first step in safeguarding the quality and integrity of scientific research, the system has been proven to be far from perfect. Elisabeth Bik has pioneered a ‘forensic’ approach to quality control, by painstakingly checking images, mainly in biomedical publications, for duplications …