A full media centre to broadcast contents

Learning by doing… or at least by watching live how things are done. That’s what we want to happen at WCSJ 2019. To make sure it does in the area of broadcast media, we’ve put together a triangular and very exciting partnership with three major media actors: Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS), Euronews and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). They will be present on the event site throughout the conference, empowering journalists to make the most of what they have on offer.

Swiss broadcaster RTS, based in Geneva, will set up a studio at the conference venue, ready to produce potentially live broadcasts such as the popular one-hour radio show CQFD, which translates to QED in English (or Latin). The RTS stu- dio will ensure that skilled radio and TV journalists will be there, ready to share their expertise and demonstrate the latest in broadcast technology.

The European channel Euronews, which is soon to be par- tially acquired by US channel NBC, will be producing shows and recording interviews onsite with keynote speakers, local scientists and WCSJ participants on subjects covering science and science journalism. Euronews will also make the most of our third partner’s services: image feeds.

The EBU, which is also based in Geneva, will provide all the necessary technological platforms and human skills to broadcast content produced by RTS and Euronews on a variety of media and supports.

This triangular partnership will therefore:

  • Form a powerful media centre for the conference, serving as a resource for all WCSJ participants. It will be science journalism in the making, live, for TV and radio.
  • Put broadcast science journalism front stage and under the spotlight as a subject for discussion.
  • Allow the broadcast of live shows, possibly including keynote lectures. We are currently in discussion with the SwissNex network of science and technology outposts based in San Francisco, Boston, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, New York and Bangalore with a view to holding satellite events, built around live broadcasts from the conference, for science journalists unable to travel to Lausanne.
  • Attract major scientific institutions to the WCSJ with the opportunity to secure high visibility for potential major announcements.