SISSA has just released an annual scholarship for the creation of an original and unpublished journalistic data-driven investigation based on the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy. Most of the funding relies on the donation of Paolo Giordano, award-winning writer and lecturer at the Masters' course in Science Communication "Franco Prattico" of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory at SISSA. Those funds come from the income of the book "Nel contagio" (Einaudi, 2020; in English: "How contagion works", published by Bloomsbury Publishing).
The scholarship is meant to encourage the production and promotion of data-driven media coverage of the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy. The investigation should be aimed at describing in quantitative terms the scientific, social, economic, cultural impact of the pandemic in our country. The call is open to everyone, without limitation of residence or nationality (although they need to be of age at the time of application). Groups or associations are not allowed to participate. The working language and the language of the journalistic outputs will be only Italian.
The call will close at 12 pm on July, 20th 2020.
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