Paris Accord of Science Communication
– a world media event

The National Press Foundation and The Fondation Ipsen plan together to select and educate a delegation of the world’s leading journalists in Paris to focus on Science. The goal of this meeting is to complete the Paris Accord in Science whereby scientific experts interact with world-class journalists in order to better communicate Science to People (“The Paris Accord of Science Communication”), which is the primary mission of Fondation Ipsen.


The National Press Foundation and Fondation Ipsen selected 25 journalists from the European Union and the United States to participate in the first-ever Paris Accords of Science Communication.

This four-day training program offers journalists the opportunity to interact with scientific experts and learn better ways to communicate science to the public. The convening will reveal newly published scientific information, facilitate interaction between journalists and scientists, provide tools to journalists for covering science, and offer field trips to leading French scientific institutions.

Issues explored during the program will include the neuroscience of hate, the science of pain, social determinants of health, childhood trauma and its lifelong impact, the plight of refugees and victims of human trafficking, and more.

“The National Press Foundation is proud to partner with Dr. James Levine and Fondation Ipsen on this important training for journalists who translate scientific research for the public,” said Sandy K. Johnson, NPF president and COO.

“The informed communication of science is critical to deliver the full value of science to society,” said Dr. James A. Levine, president of Fondation Ipsen.

This fellowship will be held Oct. 21-24 in Paris. The journalists selected from 135 applicants are:

Michelle Andrews | United States | Freelance, Kaiser Health News, NPR, The Washington Post, The New York Times

Lilian Anekwe | United Kingdom | New Scientist

Deborah Becker | United States | WBUR

Eric Boodman | United States | Stat, – Boston Globe Media

Clea Chakraverty | France | The Conversation

Catherine Collins | Belgium | Freelance, Horizon

Andrew Curry | Germany | Freelance, Science, National Geographic

Brian Dabbs | United States | National Journal

Alexenia Dimitrova | Bulgaria | 24 Hours Daily, Trend Magazine

Katie Feather | United States | Science Friday

Roseanne Gerin | United States | Radio Free Asia

Marc Gozlan | France | Le Monde

Andrew Green | Germany | The Atlantic, The New York Times

Alexandra King | United States | CNN

Anna Larsson | Sweden | Swedish National Radio Company

Shayla Love | United States | Vice

Amina Manzoor | Sweden | Dagens Nyheter

Katelyn Newman | United States | U.S. News & World Report

Guillaume Pajot | France | Freelance, Usbek Et Rica

Linda Poon | United States | CityLab – Atlantic Media

John R. Quain | United States | Freelance, Digital Trends, The New York Times

Keith A. Spencer | United States | Salon

Neil Swidey | United States | The Boston Globe

Mico Tatalovic | United Kingdom | Freelance, Guardian, BBC, Spectrum

Emily Underwood | United States | Freelance, Science

Support for this program is provided by Fondation Ipsen under the aegis of the Fondation de France. Fondation Ipsen is a not-for-profit charity focused on the communication of science to the people.

The National Press Foundation is an independent nonprofit that is run by and for journalists. NPF’s sole mission is to educate journalists about today’s most pressing issues and critical toolbox training.