3 COUNTRIES, 3 CULTURES, 3 ASSOCIATIONS – ONE CONFERENCE
Association des Journalistes Scienti ques de la Presse d‘Information
AJSPI, the French association of science journalists, has 270 members (a majority of the active professional journalists in France) belonging to the whole spectrum of the media: print, radio, television, online. Though it has a light administrative structure, that mostly draws on volunteering, AJSPI is a very dynamic group, which organizes debates, conferences, lab visits, meetings with researchers and officials, study trips abroad etc. AJSPI also tries to develop social ties among its members and to promote networking.
AJSPI is a non-profit association, based in Paris, with a board that meets every month. AJSPI does not accept non-journalists, but has created a Club with members from around 60 supporting organizations. This Club organizes press officers, heads of communication or executives from public or private institutions with an interest in communicating science and technology to the public.