Cross Border Science Journalism Workshop #sdscijo13

Cross Border Science Journalism Workshop #sdscijo13

Cross Border Science Journalism Workshop #sdscijo13

  1. Join us Saturday April 27 in La Jolla California: Cross-Border Science Journalism Workshop #SDSCIJO13
     http://bit.ly/W94Fic 
  2. Science does not stop at the border. Excited to be attending the first cross border sci journo workshop today! #SDSCIJO13
  3. We’ll be live-tweeting from the Cross-Border Science Journalism conference today & learning about outreach south of the border. #sdscijo13
  4. Vaya que es un placer estar en San Diego para esta reunión de periodismo fronterizo en #SDSCIJO13
  5. Science impacts development decisions, journalists key link – Dr. Ezcurra #sdscijo13
  6. #UC-Mexus founder was driven by issue of deforestation around cattle ranching, wanted to transcend border limitations. #sdscijo13
  7. Mexican gov matches 1:1 funding with #UC-Mexus to bring post-grads in science and tech to US to study. #sdscijo13
  8. #SDSCIJO13 Eminent Mexican scientist Exequiel Ezcurra lays out the importance of cross-border scholarship.
  9. “Techio” means devoting 1-2 days per week to service of community. At #UC-Mexus techio is for science. #sdscijo13
  10. If anyone out there has wondered about science writing south of the border, you can follow the hashtag #SDSCIJO13 today or….
  11. US post grads in science also work in Mexico through #UC-Mexus. #sdscijo13
  12. … you can see the speakers at Genevive Bjorn’s YouTube site.  http://bit.ly/ZDOiNB 13SDSCIJO13
  13. Exequiel Ezcurra of UC-Mexus impressed by young scientists, and by how much international exchanges enrich their work. #SDSCIJO13
  14. Difficulty w/visas for Mexican students has broken the tradition of intellectual exchange & academic collaboration in Sonorra #sdscijo13
  15. We’re losing the close collaboration between Mexican and US researchers – Exequiel Ezcurra. #SDSCIJO13
  16. E. Ezcurra describes experiment pub in Nature by two Mexican students involving little but scotch tape, glue & plexiglass #sdscijo13
  17. Many native groups are divided by the US-Mex border #sdscijo13
  18. The loss of ecosystems is a net loss for Mexico—economic and otherwise. #sdscijo13
  19. Conflicts of interest re: water aquifers and water allocations: “That issue is never-ending in Mexico.” — E. Ezcurra #sdscijo13
  20. Mexican govt tried to establish 30K hotel rooms in single site with no water allocation (10K rooms in all Baja); people rose up. #sdscijo13
  21. Cabo Pulmo is a mega resort complex of 30K hotels rooms – triple existing – alongside a marine reserve in Baja WO/ fresh water. #sdscijo13
  22. Big stories in Mexico right now: Water along the border, Cabo Pulmo, open air mining. – Exequiel Ezcurra. #SDSCIJO13
  23. Open-air mining in Mexico: To mine gold for one wedding band (using cyanide), need to mine four tons of dirt #sdscijo13
  24. Arsenic from gold mines is great untold story. #SDSCIJO13
  25. For years after mining huge problems with arsenic content in water in Mexican communities. #sdscijo13
  26. 1 gold wedding band release 10,000 kg of cyanide into water and soil in Mexican open air mines. #sdscijo13
  27. Arsenic runoff is consequence of open air mining in open air mining in Mex #sdscijo13
  28. Can science impact development decisions? -Dr Ezcurra #sdscijo13
  29. Ezcurra: “Science is too isolated in ivory towers; ‘the cultural luxury of the neutral’ while issues are discussed by citizens.” #sdscijo13
  30. Famous white sand in Cancun is disappearing because buildings are too tall, creates high pressure, blows sand away #sdscijo13
  31. Translators at #sdscijo13 are excellent… almost no lag time. Bravo!
  32. Shrimp in farms in Mex fed Purina food, then dumped in mangroves. Water rots. #sdscijo13
  33. Loreto Bay Fundacion “one for the history books of shame.’ LBF promised funding for enviro orgs, which gave them free reign #sdscijo13
  34. Loreto Bay Foundation project bought silence of environ watchdogs by claiming to donate 1% of $ to EP. #sdscijo13
  35. Loreto Bay withdrew from project, left everything half done and much environmental damage; Mexican govt had to rescue project. #sdscijo13
  36. Common Mex govt MO is that losses are socialized and wins are individualized #sdscijo13
  37. Developers waited until Semana Santa to bulldoze mangroves. Nice. #sdscijo13
  38. Serious water and gas scarcity issues in La Paz, yet development continues. #sdscijo13
  39. It’s not a coincidence that mangroves are downstream from intense human development. – Exequiel Ezcurra. #SDSCIJO13
  40. Human footprint maps show layers of human impacts on environment. Studies show mangroves filter pollutants, but are vulnerable #sdscijo13
  41. In northwest Mexico, where there are mangroves, there’s development. How to protect them? #sdscijo13
  42. Getting data from the Mex govt is like pulling a tooth with a pair of pliers. We get it, but it’s complicated. – Dr. Ezcurra #sdscijo13
  43. Mangroves are worth $37,000 of fish catch PER HECTARE!! – Exequiel Ezcurra. #SDSCIJO13
  44. If a hectare of mangrove is worth $37,000, why is the fine for destroying one only $800? #SDSCIJO13
  45. One hectare value of mangrove in Mex is 37k for fish alone, and the fine for destroying is $800. -Dr. Ezcurra #sdscijo13
  46. Politicians are like dogs, they learn by getting beat by the newspaper. -Dr. Ezcurra #sdscijo13
  47. Politicians are like dogs. They learn by getting beaten by the newspaper. #SDSCIJO13
  48. “Politicians are like dogs: They learn by being beaten by the newspaper.” — Exequiel Ezcurra #sdscijo13
  49. Scientists must argue with data on issues that will define the future. -Dr. Ezcurra #sdscijo13
  50. We need to educate our scientists so they learn to interact, primarily with the media. #sdscijo13
  51. Mexican politicians seem to welcome input from scientists…but the laws still don’t change. —Dr. Ezcurra #sdscijo13
  52. A kind of schizophrenia exists between policy makers in Mexico and the rest of the discussion. Dr. Ezcurra #sdscijo13
  53. Environmental impact studies in Mexico are full of conflicts of interest that are not disclosed. – Dr. Ezcurra #sdscijo13
  54. Scientists in Mexico need to make sure their research is funded by legitimate sources that do not create conflict of interest. #sdscijo13
  55. Some gov agencies pressuring scientists to sell their services, discourages openness to press. #sdscijo13
  56. Astronomy, microbiology and molecular biology are top fields if science in Mex – Estrella Burgos #sdscijo13
  57. 23% of Mex research is collaborative with US scientists. #sdscijo13
  58. 23% of scientific research in Mexico is done in collaboration with U.S. researchers. #sdscijo13
  59. Mexican researchers have developed a drug for HIV that also stops cancer spread. #sdscijo13
  60. #sdscijo13 Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists. What would happen in the US if the situation was the same?
  61. Journalists in Mex have been reduced to transcribers of political discourse, not a voice for the people – Arturo Barba #sdscijo13
  62. All of the Mexican media is afraid of investigating – Arturo Barba #sdscijo13
  63. Arturo Barba @abanav en el Taller Transfronterizo en Periodismo Científico, transmisión en vivo  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRDtvjpRBHY tvSDSCIJO13JO13
  64. Many Mexican scientists are afraid to criticize the gov out of fear of losing federal funding. – Arturo Barba #sdscijo13
  65. Mexican scientists depend on federal funding, so they can’t be an independent, critical voice. -Arturo Barba #sdscijo13
  66. Journalists in Mexico struggle to be independent. -Arturo Barba #sdscijo13
  67. Not many communication offices for Mexican research centers. #sdscijo13
  68. Mex journalists haven’t convinced editors that we should cover what people want, which is different than what’s being published #sdscijo13
  69. Mexican newspapers rely on wire content so mainly cover foreign research #sdscijo13
  70. The Mexican media is too close to political power to have its own voice. -Arturo Barba #sdscijo13
  71. “We are storytellers, but in Mexico we have set that aside to reproduce ‘statements.'” – Arturo Barba #sdscijo13
  72. Gracias por la interesantísima discusión sobre periodismo científico #sdscijo13 edición de frontera y bilingüe  http://bit.ly/ZEbvyY 
  73. #1 thing sci journos need to know? How science works. Then you can cover many topics. —Estrella Burgos, editora de Como Vez #sdscijo13
  74. Would Mex journalists covering science benefit from topical mentoring w/ US science journalists? #sdscijo13
  75. Perhaps greatest skill of a science reporter: knowing where the news is. #sdscijo13
  76. “Reporters never stop asking questions until we ourselves understand.” S. Lynne Walker #sdscijo13
  77. UCCS – new group of scientists committed to environmental issues in Mexico. #sdscijo13
  78. Scientists should be trained to speak effectively with reporters. – Luis Marin #sdscijo13
  79. What are the incentives for scientists that talk to journalists? #sdscijo13
  80. Tranning scientist to communicate with media? yes! But also breaking the mistrust is importnat. #sdscijo13
  81. @GonzalezIvanF Incentives for scientists: Increased access to funding, spread passion for research, comunicate w/ colleagues #sdscijo13
  82. Break at #sdscijo13 Ending with positive view: This is a great time for science journalism in Mexico. More scientists opening their doors.
  83. Technology fail? lunch break at #sdscijo13 can be heard online, as camera was left on 😉 I feel in San Diego now. Happy bunch of attendants!
  84. Hear Pulitzer winner Susan White talk about how she pulled it off with only a team of 7 reporters  http://bit.ly/ZVEIzW 13sdscijo13
  85. “The nation’a pipeline regulations are really terrible, written for industry.” Susan White #sdscijo13
  86. The ardest think to do is a narrative that is all build with facts. Susan White at #sdscijo13
  87. How can we pull people through to read all of our material? We packaged invest results w/strong narrative. #sdscijo13
  88. Why do 200,000 gallons of oil have to spill before industry’s standard leak detection system kicks in? #sdscijo13
  89. “Ours is a real David and Goliath story, except in our version David didn’t even have a stone.” Susan White #sdscijo13
  90. “When you feel that you have the right story and it needs to be told, then you do what you have to to tell it,” Susan White #sdscijo13
  91. Preguntan a S. White: Como hacer periodismo ambiental sin ningun recurso? Nunca darse por vencido, la historia tiene que contarse #sdscijo13
  92. Lynne Walker says it’s good to be small if you want to fly under the radar. #SDSCIJO13
  93. Small news orgs face difficulties, but lots of benefits to flying under the radar. -Susan White, Pultizer winner #sdscijo13
  94. Ebook of amazing 3-part story on Dilbit disaster reaches a different audience than the web – Susan White #sdscijo13
  95. “Editors in the US are hungry for global stories, and they don’t have the budget to send reporters,” Erik Vance #sdscijo13
  96. Erik Vance: Publications all want to have a global reach, but never has it been more difficult to make that happen. #sdscijo13
  97. Vance: It doesn’t matter who you partner with, just find someone to fill in the gaps and complement what you don’t understand. #sdscijo13
  98. Find partners to fill in the gaps you’re missing in your work – Erik Vance #sdscijo13
  99. Vance: People are getting tired of hearing only narco stories coming out of Mexico. #sdscijo13
  100. @webjournalist It’s been an amazing day so far at the #Crossborder #Journalism workshop. Looking forward to your talk! #wjchat #sdscijo13
  101. #wjchat Watch Robert Hernandez speak today at 3 pm PST about journo tech tools and data vis –  http://bit.ly/ZVEIzW 13sdscijo13
  102. .@erikvance was hesitant to move to MX because there weren’t many sci journos there…but that’s exactly the reason to do it. #sdscijo13
  103. “When you’re a journalist, you never stop being one,” Sergio Vicke on leaving his high-profile media job to go inde. #sdscijo13 #wjchat
  104. “When your work allows you to help people, that’s when you know it’s worthwhile.” Sergio Vicke, independent journalist #sdscijo13
  105. We have to tell stories, not news. -Sergio Vicke #sdscijo13
  106. Very inspiring words of encouragement for all journalists and science writers from Sergio Vicke. #sdscijo13
  107. “Kapuscisinki said that we are the historians of today. I think we forget that.” -Sergio Vicke #sdscijo13
  108. News is what changes the world; ‘unfortunately we got into this paradigm where ‘news is whatever my boss says is news.’ — Vicke #sdscijo13
  109. “Right now is the time for science journalism. The climate change story is the story of our time.” — Susan White #sdscijo13
  110. Climate change is the story of our time. The challenge is finding ways to tell it. -Susan White #sdscijo13
  111. “It’s mind-boggling to think of all the resources we have to tell this (climate change) story.” — White, #sdscijo13
  112. Climate change is the story of our time. There’s never been a better time for collaborative science journalism – Susan White #sdscijo13
  113. “Clean Break” by Osha Gray Davidson is a must read on energy – Susan White #sdscijo13
  114. Jimmy Carter put solar panels on the White House and Ronald Reagan had them removed? Wow. #sdscijo13
  115. Tip for freelancers from @erikvance: any way you can create colleagues for yourself, do it. #sdscijo13
  116. You know you’re done reporting when the person you’re interviewing is telling you things you already know.– Susan White #sdscijo13
  117. Ask yourself as a journalist: Will the reader understand this sentence? Is this boring? Is this essential? #sdscijo13
  118. Graverobbing + necromancy MT @lizzie_wade Freelancer tip from @erikvance: any way you can create colleagues for yourself, do it. #sdscijo13
  119. When we write and publish stories showing people doing something wonderful, we encourage others not to wait for gov – Susan White #sdscijo13
  120. Many great tips from Susan White on editing your own work, esp never forget you’re writing only for your reader #sdscijo13
  121. You’re not responsible for what your sources say, but you are responsible for the sources you choose — Sergio Vicke #sdscijo13
  122. Sergio Vicke reminds #sdscijo13 attendees that the most essential step we take as journalists is selecting our sources. That’s the key step.
  123. “No is a very exciting word to me. I see it as a challenge.” — S. Lynne Walker #sdscijo13
  124. I’m about to give my Tech & Tools talk at #sdscijo13 … if you want to see it, they are live streaming it here:  http://youtu.be/AysA-OwXA60 
  125. Exequiel Ezcurra: Ecología y Gobierno, ¿Puede la ciencia incidir en el desarrollo? #sdscijo13 pic.twitter.com/CYrxPl3nPR3nPR
  126. Estrella Burgos, de la revista ¿Cómo ves?, y Arturo Barba, fundador de la agencia Sapiens #sdscijo13 pic.twitter.com/Fa4dDObGW3bGW3
  127. Robert Hernandez @webjournalist speaking now about free tools for data visualization –  http://bit.ly/ZVEIzW 13sdscijo13
  128. Free data vis tools: many eyes, tableau, protovis, google fusion tables #sdscijo13
  129. Don’t need to buy expensive Microsoft software anymore. Google docs and fusions tables are free w/gmail account. #sdscijo13
  130. Batchgeo cleans up your data automagically for free #sdscijo13
  131. Free infographics platforms: visually (bit clunky), easely…These names usually missing a vowel or have a bird on the logo #sdscijo13
  132. Storify easily builds a narrative based on social media. When you publish our story, it’s good practice to let sources know. #sdscijo13
  133. Hidden feature in Twitter: Searching by location for real time reporting  http://www.twitter.com/search-advanced ansdscijo13ijo13
  134. @webjournalist Journo Rule #2 – You have to check it out. Social media is not fact, it’s a tip. #sdscijo13
  135. “Tweets are not facts, tweets are tips.” — Robert Hernandez, Annenberg School of Communication #sdscijo13
  136. Cant afford photoshop? Free photo editing tools: pixlr, cameraplus app (mobile) #sdscijo13
  137. Super awesome new media tools for data visualization, publishing and more:  http://webjournalist.org/topics/tools/ cssdscijo13sdscijo13
  138. How do you verify tweets? “Journalism. Reporting. That’s how you verify them. There’s no app for that.” — Hernandez #sdscijo13
  139. “This is social media, I don’t judge. It just is. Even if it borders on TMI.” – Robert Hernandez #sdscijo13
  140. SoundCloud is the twitter of audio. Its sends you an email of audio, meaning you’ll have to ignore the annoying digi voice.#sdscijo13
  141. @manoloespinosam @webjournalist sug participants in Cross-border Science Journalism workshop should contact you re SoundCloud #sdscijo13
  142. @webjournalist Journalist Rule #4 – We are civilians, journalists and a brand all in one. Use Facebook accordingly. #sdscijo13
  143. “As a journalist my job is to share with the community, not just the community that pays for it.” – Robert Hernandez #sdscijo13
  144. “Let’s not kid ourselves, what paid for our work as print journos was the coupons, job ads and classifieds.” – Robert Hernandez #sdscijo13
  145. @webjournalist says he doesn’t pay for content but will explain why over drinks. Love to. He’s buying I assume. #sdscijo13
  146. Amazing talk about social media and tech tools, incl aug reality, by Robert Hernandez of USC @  http://bit.ly/Z7eco7 asasjadsnasw13sdscijo13
  147. Augmented reality as a tool for storytelling. stranger things have happened …. @webjournalist #SDSCIJO13
  148. Google project glass will display smartphone data on a head piece, ex of augmented reality. #sdscijo13
  149. You can make a timeline about anything, map and/or embed twig dipity or timelinejs (supports video) #sdscijo13
  150. Single best digital tool for reporting is a smartphone. Read this for ammo to influence your boss:  http://bit.ly/webjournalism #sdsdscijo13nanasw
  151. #SDSCIJO13 Dr. Exequiel Ezurra keynote speaker being introduced.
  152. #SDSCIJO13 Dr. Ezcurra: at UC MEX every US $ matched 1:1 by Mexico govt.
  153. #SDSCIJO13 decades of desert research collaboration in peril due to difficulties today with travel visas into US.
  154. #sdscijo13 Borders are political. Ecosystems continue on both sides.
  155. #SDSCIJO13 Water issues in Mexico. Tension between the north and south on allocations.
  156. #SDSCIJO13 Tall buildings in Cancun create a high pressure effect that impacts the beaches.
  157. #SDSCIJO13 Cancun reefs so depleted that sculptures placed underwater so divers have something to see.
  158. #SDSCIJO13 Shrimp farming. Wastes dumped in coastal lagoons and mangrove forests.
  159. #SDSCIJO13 Mangroves filter pollutants, keeps them from reaching the sea.
  160. #SDSCIJO13 A move by developers and hoteliers to do away with mangrove forests.
  161. #SDSCIJO13 Every hectare of mangroves, an add’l $37K/yr in fish productivity. Destroy a hectare of mangroves, a penalty of few hundred $$$.
  162. #SDSCIJO13 Next up: Susan White, exec. dir.,  http://InsideClimateNews.org  This online media news org. won the 2013 Pulitzer for nat’l reporting.
  163. #SDSCIJO13 Science writer Lisa Song made sure all the science was correct and clear.
  164. #SDSCIJO13 “If we had not won a single prize, we felt good about what we did,” Susan White.
  165. #SDSCIJO13 Reported on the story for 18 months. Still reporting the story.
  166. #SDSCIJO13 Advice to advocacy groups: Take out the adjectives in what you write.
  167. #SDSCIJO13 Turned the story into an e-book. Reached a different group of people.
  168. #SDSCIJO13 Next panel: Creating cross-border relationships to expand reporters’ markets.
  169. #SDSCIJO13 Erik Vance: American science writer living in and reporting from Mexico City.
  170. #SDSCIJO13 Partnerships are important when reporting from Mexico.
  171. #sDSCIJO13 We’re all tired of the “narco story” as the only story out of Mexico.
  172. #SDSCIJO13 There are a lot of science and technologies stories jn Mexico that aren’t being told.
  173. #SDSCIJO13 Susan White “Now is the time for science journalism.”
  174. #SDSCIJO13 When have you done enough reporting? When you interview someone and you know all the answers they give.
  175. #SDSCIJO13 Next up: Robert Hernandez, visual journalist and adjunct professor, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, USC.
  176. #SDSCIJO13 Google Fusion Tables. “Perfect for storytelling…understanding massive amounts of data.”
  177. #SDSCIJO13  http://Twitter.com/search-advanced anced. Can search by word, hashtag, zip code, city, positive tweets. Shows tweets w/in 15 mile radius.
  178. #SDSCIJO13 Liveshare. Groups all your photos from various sources.
  179. #SDSCIJO13 Soundslides. Demo version for free. Ridiculously easy to use.
  180. #SDSCIJO13 Evernote. For gathering info for your stories plus audio plus your notes. Saves to the cloud. Start editing on your smartphone.
  181. #SDSCIJO13 IFTTT (If This Then That). Helps you track and organize things.
  182. #SDSCIJO13 There is no app for verifying tips and leads. “It’s called journalism!”
  183. #SDSCIJO13 FiRe 2. Allows you to edit on your smartphone and upload to SoundCloud.
  184. #SDSCIJO13 Writer. Gets rid of the “noise.” Closes everything off so you just write.
  185. #SDSCIJO13 360Panorama. Hit record, app will stitch the images together. Upload and viewers see a scene as if standing in the middle of it.
  186. #SDSCIJO13 Word Lens. An augmented reality program that automatically translates foreign language when viewed thru the phone camera.
  187. #SDSCIJO13 Learning new media. “It’s better to play than to do it on deadline.”
  188. Augmented reality for scientifci storytelling. @webjournalist mentioned this Access Magazine edition  http://bit.ly/17q4JxN JO1SDSCIJO13
  189. #jornadaperiodistasmx #sdscijo13 vamos a exigir respeto a los periodistas de México. Los queremos vivos. Hoy gran movimiento nacional