The U.S. National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Cancer Research in the Media (CRiM) is an international workshop for scientific and public health journalism. This 2-day workshop is intended for local journalists in international locations.The workshop is designed to increase their understanding of complex scientific findings. Participants will improve their ability to evaluate the source and credibility of cancer research and will consequently better communicate that information to the public.

CRiM provides an opportunity for participants to meet with leading cancer experts, along with highly regarded health and science journalists from the United States and the region where the workshop is being held.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic, translational, clinical, and behavioral cancer research
  • Determine the strength of cancer research results and assess the relevance to public health
  • Evaluate the source and credibility of cancer research
  • Identify resources for finding accurate, up-to-date cancer research and information
  • Write an article synthesizing cancer research results for the public

We have several upcoming workshops, listed below. For those interested in applying, a list of frequently asked questions about the India workshops is available.

1. New Delhi, India

  • October 12-13, 2015
  • Open to Indian journalists and editors from the New Delhi metropolitan area
  • Workshop will be conducted in English
  • In-country Sponsors: Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology and the Public Health Foundation of India
  • Apply Now

2. Mumbai, India

  • October 15-16, 2015
  • Open to Indian journalists and editors from the Mumbai metropolitan area
  • Workshop will be conducted in English
  • In-country Sponsor: Tata Memorial Centre
  • Apply now

Applicant Eligibility

CRiM is open to all journalists in India who report on cancer and health and science news. The workshop is free of charge to journalists selected to participate. All travel expenses (transportation, lodging, meals) for the two-day workshop are the responsibility of the selected applicant.

Those eligible to apply include:

health or science reporters, editors, and other media professionals with print, broadcast, or online publications whose work reaches a large lay audience
other journalists and editors who would like to hone their skills in interpreting scientific findings to better report on research for the general public
Contact Information

For questions, please contact:

NCICRiMedia@mail.nih.gov

Twitter @NCI_CRiM

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