Cancer Research in the Media: International Workshop for Scientific Journalism

About the International Workshop for Scientific Journalism

The U.S. National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Cancer Research in the Media (CRiM) is an international workshop for scientific, healthcare and public health journalism. This 2-day workshop is intended for local journalists in international locations. The workshop is designed to increase their understanding of complex scientific findings. Participants will improve their ability to evaluate the source and credibility of cancer research and will consequently better communicate that information to the public.

CRiM provides an opportunity for participants to meet with leading cancer experts, along with highly regarded health and science journalists from the United States and the region where the workshop is being held.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic, translational, clinical, and behavioral cancer research
  • Determine the strength of cancer research results and assess the relevance to healthcare and public health
  • Evaluate the source and credibility of cancer research
  • Identify resources for finding accurate, up-to-date cancer research and information
  • Write an article synthesizing cancer research results for the public

Upcoming Workshops

  • Mexico City, Mexico
    November 8-9, 2017
    Note: Registration for this workshop has closed

The Cancer Research in the Media: International Workshop for Scientific Journalism has taken place in the following locations:

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Beijing, China
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • New Delhi, India
  • Mumbai, India

Applicant Eligibility

CRiM is open to all journalists who report on cancer and health and science news. The workshop is free of charge to journalists selected to participate. All travel expenses (transportation, lodging, meals) for the two-day workshop are the responsibility of the selected applicant.

Those eligible to apply include:

  • health or science reporters, editors, and other media professionals with print, broadcast, or online publications whose work reaches a large lay audience
  • other journalists and editors who would like to hone their skills in interpreting scientific findings to better report on research for the general public

Contact Information

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  • Updated: April 20, 2016