Communication Lab

Science and technology change our world and influence how we work, communicate and get informed. Especially in times of crises, such as the current global COVID19 pandemic, science communication has a special responsibility. Therefore, together with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the IJP would like to promote the cooperation between science and media. During a Communication Lab, IJP alumni and fellows of the AvH have the opportunity to participate in webinars with leading researchers and media representatives over several days and subsequently produce a joint digital product. Afterwards, all contributions created during the Communication Lab are reviewed by a jury, who will award the top three journalistic works with 500 € each. 

Com Lab 2: The European Green Deal

Together with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, we have joined forces again for the second virtual Communication Lab between Research and Media, focusing on the topc The European Green Deal - Climate Research & Effective Climate Change Communication. During the three-day workshop from November 24 - 26, journalists from the IJP alumni network will have the chance to work with international scientists and scholars. Together they will jointly develop innovative ways to improve society's knowledge about climate change and make innovative research more accessible to the wider public. 

Deadline for applications is October 30, 2020. All further details regarding the content as well as the application procedure, can be found in the call for application. 


Com Lab 1 - Prize Winners

The following IJP alumni were awarded for their journalistic contributions during the first Communication Lab between Research and Media in June 2020: 


Furthermore, the jury has decided to award a special prize to Mele Pesti for her children's book "The Life and Adventures of Brandon B. and Bea P."

All winning entries can be found on the website of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.


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