14 September 2022 - 10 November 2022

Journalism in the Age of Pandemics 2.0

Temasek Foundation - WAN-IFRA Journalism Programme

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This programme has three parts, designed to build engagement with, and update skills of health and science editors and senior journalists. Selected participants from the Asia Pacific region will undergo the following activities:

Part 1: Three 90-minutes online masterclass

Part 2: One day in-person masterclass (Singapore)

Part 3: Three days World One Health Congress – Temasek Foundation Pinnacle Series on Health Care for Asia (Singapore)

Building on existing skills and knowledge, during this programme participants will:

  • Consider even more effective newsgathering processes and analyse effective storytelling formats to counter misinformation and be more confident in deploying them.
  • Identify the ways in which science stories can become even more compelling visual stories, including how to process and visualise data sets and bring multimedia elements into reporting.
  • Discover more about how to bring a solutions focus to science reporting in 2022 including awareness of what impact and be created and measured.
  • Explore opportunities to re-think and advance the practice of science journalism in ways that build on lessons learned across the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Apply learning to real-world reporting scenarios, gaining trainer and peer feedback to support development.

September 14 Wednesday


Module 1: Countering Misinformation in Science Journalism


Misinformation will continue to play a role in reporting, especially science. We now have effective news gathering processes and storytelling formats that we can deploy.

By the end of this module, participants will have an advanced ability to: 

  • Identify key misinformation challenges and threats that have emerged during the pandemic.
  • Categorise the most pervasive strains of misinformation.
  • Compare and analyse strategies journalists can employ to combat misinformation and consider how to adapt these strategies to their own work.
Founder and CEO, Fathm, UK

September 21 Wednesday


Module 2: Visualising Science Stories


Turn science stories into compelling visual stories, process and visualise data sets. Bring multimedia elements to reporting.

By the end of this module, participants will have enhanced their ability to: 

  • Recognise more of the storytelling possibilities that data journalism affords news organisations covering public health.
  • Understand more about how visualising science and health data is a valuable tool to support good journalism.
  • Expand their toolkit of visualisation options.
Journalist, Producer

September 28 Wednesday


Module 3: Solutions and Impacts


Bringing a solutions focus to science reporting post 2022, understanding where impact can be created and measured.

By the end of this module, participants will be have increased their ability to: 

  • Describe the attributes and values of solutions journalism.
  • Understand the potential impacts of solutions journalism approaches in health reporting.
  • Identify how the impact of solutions reporting can be measured.
Director, Digital Skills Agency, Australia

November 8 Tuesday


Re-Thinking Science Journalism Masterclass


In this in-person masterclass workshop, participants will explore the challenges that face science journalists in 2022 and use design thinking techniques to provide sustainable, regional solutions for science reporters and editors. Focusing on data, solutions, relationships with the scientific community and a lot of innovative storytelling.

By the end of this session participants will be have a greater capacity to: 

  • Identify and extract insights on innovation from the cohort’s collective experience covering the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Understand where they can improve and develop existing reporting processes that will prepare their newsrooms for the next crisis.
  • Explore opportunities for growth and development of science reporting in terms of subject, format and style.


Founder and CEO, Fathm, UK

November 8 Tuesday


Temasek Foundation Pinnacle Series @ 7th World One Health Congress (WOHC)


Participants will be invited to attend Temasek Foundation Pinnacle Series at WOHC from 8-10 November 2022.

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Cherilyn Ireton

Executive Director World Editors Forum


United Kingdom

Jen Teo

Deputy Director, Training & Special Projects



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