Created in the late 1960s, the Center for Science and Medical Journalism at Boston University is dedicated to improving the quality of science and medical journalism worldwide. We strive to meet this goal by training students and veteran journalists to recognize, investigate, analyze and explain scientific and medical findings and issues, though the following programs:
Graduate program in science journalism: A career in science and medical journalism offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to explore the cutting edge issues of our times. BU's three semester Master's Degree in Science Journalism program is run by internationally known journalists with unparalled training and experience in this exciting field. The program prepares beginning journalists for careers in science, medical and public health reporting.
- News reporting
- Feature writing
- Magazine writing
- Documentary film making
- Radio broadcasting
- On-line journalism
Our graduates enter the profession with a strong grounding in research and journalistic and narrative techniques, serving a growing public need for specialized information. They work for the world's major newspapers, magazines, television production companies and radio networks.
Conferences on science and medical journalism: Our meetings bring together leading editors and reporters with scientists, historians of science, physicians, policy makers and others who understand the practice and politics of science and medicine.