Mass Media Spanish Language Fellow(s) Initiative
Increasing public understanding of science and technology is a principal goal of AAAS. For some 40 years the Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program has helped develop scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are well-versed in communicating complex ideas to a general audience via placement in media sites across the United States. The importance of increasing public understanding of scientific issues, like the environment and health, is increasing. Reaching out to specific communities, especially those not well served by mainstream science media, is required to make sure science communication and education is available to everyone. We wish to focus on serving the growing Latino populations of the U.S. by supporting science communication and education in the language of those communities and by addressing issues of importance to the communities. AAAS proposes to recruit Spanish Language Fellow(s) who will be able to expand the work with mainstream Spanish news outlets to bring science news to Spanish speaking communities.
Program details, including application guidelines, will be identical to the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program; in addition, fluency in writing and speaking Spanish is required.
If you are interested in more information, either as a future sponsor or applicant, please contact Mass Media Fellows Program Director, Dione Rossiter, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-326-6645.
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