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06: From scientific journal to breaking news: science and the media

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Alpbacher Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
english language

From beaming to cloning, from evolution to climatic apocalypse, scientific topics have been booming in the last few years. Especially in German-speaking countries, science journalism has made a giant step forward, one feels tempted to say: a quantum leap. Bored by the Middle East and by European Community policy, chief-editors have discovered that science can be crispy and hip. The hipness is magnified by the fact that scientists themselves are changing their image: from grey technocrats to visionaries in a world that has lost its political and social visions.
Has science itself changed due to its growing public appeal? Has it adapted to the needs of media? Some critics even suspect that their editors choose the articles they publish well considering which subjects sound interesting to a broader public and which do not. The fear is not unjustified: Will fields of research that are less  sexy be undervalued by society and – which counts more in this material world – by political or private financiers? Who shall judge what helps the public understanding of science and what promotes confusion and hype instead? And who will support the honest science journalists who have lost their income because their stories seem too serious to sell?

Editor-in-Chief of Nature, Editor-in-Chief of Nature publications, Director of the Nature Publishing Group, London
Chief Executive Officer, DIE ZEIT; Managing Director, DvH Medien GmbH
Media Relations Manager, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg; Chairman, Association of Education and Science Journalists, Vienna
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung (ÖAW), Wien
Geschäftsführer, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz
Editor in Chief and Managing Director, NZZ Austria; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy; Vienna

BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc, FInstP, FRAS Philip CAMPBELL

Editor-in-Chief of Nature, Editor-in-Chief of Nature publications, Director of the Nature Publishing Group, London

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Leicester University Assistant Editor, Nature Physical Sciences Editor, Nature Founding Editor of Physics World, international magazine of the Institute of Physics Editor of Nature; Editor-in-Chief, Nature publications
1978-1979
1979-1981
1981-1988
1988-1995
since 1995

Dr. Rainer ESSER

Chief Executive Officer, DIE ZEIT; Managing Director, DvH Medien GmbH

Trainee with Deutsche Bank AG in Hannover Law Studies in Munich, Geneva and London Master of Law the University of Gerogia in Athens, USA Second Legal State Examination Education as Editor at Deutsche Journalistenschule (German Journalists School) in Munich Lawyer at the international law offices Nörr, Stiefenhofer & Lutz, Munich and PhD in International Law at the University of Regensburg Editor in Chief at Bertelsmann International, Munich (Spotlight, Ecoute, ECOS and ADESSO) Managing Director of Main-Post Publishing House, Würzburg CEO of DIE ZEIT
1975-1977
1977-1982
1982-1983
1986
1986-1987
  Stegemann, Sieveking & Lutteroth, Hamburg
1987-1989
1989
1989-1992
1995-1999
since 1999

Oliver LEHMANN

Media Relations Manager, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg; Chairman, Association of Education and Science Journalists, Vienna

Freie Mitarbeit "profil" Freie Mitarbeit, dann Ressortleiter bei "Falter", Wien Redakteur bei "Merian", Hamburg Redakteur bei "Stern", Hamburg Redakteur bei "News", Wien; Leiter der Lehrredaktion Stringer BBC Worldservice, "Talent 2000"-Ausbildungsprogramm Gründungschefredakteur des "Universum Magazin", Wien (LW Media) Mitglied des Leitungsteams, Universitätslehrgang für Wissenschaftskommunikation, Fakultät für Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Fortbildung, Universität Klagenfurt Universitätslektor für Wissenschaftskommunikation, Fakultät für Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Fortbildung, Universität Klagenfurt Gründungschefredakteur von "at.venture", Österreichs Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiemagazin Mediensprecher, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Klosterneuburg
1988
  Reisen in Mittel- und Osteuropa
1988-1991
  Reisen in Nordamerika, Japan, China, Südostasien
1991-1995
1995
1995-1997
1996-1998
seit 1998
2002
seit 2002
seit 2006
seit 2007

Mag. Dr. Michael NENTWICH

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung (ÖAW), Wien

Sponsion zum Mag. iur Promotion zum Dr. jur. wiss. Mitarbeiter am Vorgängerinstitut des ITA Universitätsassistent am Forschungsinstitut für Europafragen der WU Wien Research Fellow an den Universities of Warwick and Essex (England) wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter des ITA hauptsächlich im Bereich Informations- und /1999 Gastwissenschafter am Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung in Köln
 Studium Handelswissenschaften an Wirtschaftsunversität Wien sowie Politikwissenschaft und Rechtswissenschaften an der Universität Wien
1988
1995
1990-1992
1991-1996
1994-1995
  Kommunikationswissenschaften, insb. Internet
1996
1998

Dr. Bernhard PELZL

Geschäftsführer, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz

Forschungs- und Lehrtätigkeit an den Universitäten Graz, Hamburg und Münster/Westfalen, dazwischen Verlagslektor und Buchhändler Beim ORF Österreichischer Rundfunk, zuletzt Leiter der Ö1-Reihe "Dimensionen", Wien
 Studium der Sprachwissenschaften, Orientalistik, Geschichte und Philosophie (Wissenschaftstheorie) an der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1971-1979
1979-1997
  Honorar-Professor für Medienwissenschaften (Ästhetik, Semiotik, Rhetorik) an der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
  Consultant für Managementberatung und Marketing

Michael FLEISCHHACKER

Editor in Chief and Managing Director, NZZ Austria; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy; Vienna

Studien der Theologie, Germanistik und Klassischen Philologie an der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (nicht abgeschlossen) Außenpolitik-Redakteur, "Kleine Zeitung" Redakteur in der Chefredaktion, "Kleine Zeitung" Chef vom Dienst, "Kleine Zeitung" Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Kleine Zeitung" Chef vom Dienst, "Standard" Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Die Presse" Chefredakteur, "Die Presse" /14 Leiter, Media Academy, Europäisches Forum Alpbach
ab 1988
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2013

Technology Forum

show timetable
Kategorie: all Breakout Plenary Social

25.08.2005

08:00 - 10:00 Technology brunch sponsored by Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung Social
11:00 - 12:00 Opening Plenary
12:00 - 13:30 Our future Plenary
14:00 - 16:00 Location of science and research – a global shift? Plenary
18:00 - 19:00 Security Plenary
19:30 - 21:45 Evening reception sponsored by Alcatel Austria Social

26.08.2005

07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 04: Security of energy supply Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 10: Converging technologies Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 05: Nanotechnology Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 02: Electronic car Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 08: European strategies for international research cooperation Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 01: Technology and location strategies for enterprises Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 06: From scientific journal to breaking news: science and the media Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 07: Fuel cells and hydrogen – the future of transport? Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 09: Excellence – a question of gender Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 03: Science of everyday products Breakout
14:00 - 14:45 University/industry interaction – The Atlantic picture Plenary
14:45 - 15:30 University/industry interaction – The Austrian solution Plenary
15:30 - 16:00 University/industry interaction – Political Conclusions Plenary
16:00 - 18:00 Reception sponsored by Province of Lower Austria Social
18:00 - 19:00 The science of saving Venice Plenary

26.08.-27.08.2005

Junior Alpbach Breakout

27.08.2005

07:00 - 08:30 Politics and Science Plenary
08:30 - 09:30 Science at the cutting edge Plenary
10:00 - 10:15 Alpbach 2005 – Resumée Junior Alpbach Plenary
10:15 - 11:00 Reflections and Perspectives Plenary
11:00 - 12:30 Farewell reception sponsored by Microsoft Austria Social