Our aim is to promote and coordinate research and debate on the complex relationships linking journalism, science journalism and science, and particularly the research on innovation.
The Center was launched by Daniela Ovadia and Fabio Turone to give more coherence and strenght to the efforts they put so far in many disparate initiatives that have tried to identify and implement strategies to promote, in Italy and internationally, ethics in science journalism, as a contribution to healthier democracies.
Daniela Ovadia – President and Scientific Director
She is currently Scientific Director of the Agency Zoe of scientific and medical information, based in Milan, and co-director of the Neuroscience and Society Lab at the University of Pavia, where she holds courses in Neuroethics. She also holds a course at the Masters School in Science Journalism at the Sapienza University in Rome.
She was ( on behalf of EUSJA) responsible of part of the EU-funded SATORI project, on the impact assesment of scientific innovation.
She is coordinator of the working group on communication and education of the European Association for Neuroscience and Law, member of the International Neuroethics Society and was board member of Science Writers in Italy (federated both with the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations and the World Federation of Science Journalists).
Fabio Turone – Executive Director
He is partner and director of the Agency Zoe of scientific and medical information based in Milan and President of the professional association Science Writers in Italy (SWIM), created in 2009 to promote the diffusion of accurate information about science and technology through all media and federated with the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA) and the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ). He is also among the promoters of the European Federation for Science Journalism.
In 2016-17 he was Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Knight Science Journalism Program.
He is a member of the board and co-chair of the Communication and Outreach of the World Conference of Science Journalists that will take place in Lausanne (Switzerland), in 2019.