The third virtual Communication Lab was held on 4 and 5 June and on 11 and 12 June. This time, individuals being sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation teamed up with journalists from the International Journalists’ Programmes organisation to discuss the challenges involved in fair, sustainable development and the cornerstones of successful science communication.
With its ComLab workshops, the Humboldt Foundation is striving to strengthen science communication. ComLab gives individuals who are sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation the opportunity to discuss the challenges involved in science communication with journalists and carry out joint projects with them. Twice a year, ten selected Humboldt Fellows meet with ten young journalists - selected fellows from IJP - from throughout the world.
The sessions centred not only on the conflicts between the Global North and the Global South that could arise from various economic, social and environmental interests, but also revolved around the potential offered by innovative social solutions and global collaboration. In the coming weeks the participants will work in tandem to develop a journalistic product. Awards for the three best pieces of journalism will be presented in September 2021.
The Estonian journalist and ComLab alumna Mele Pesti served as a rapporteur during the third ComLab, recording the participants’ two-way learning process and capturing the nuances of interdisciplinary communication.