SISJ didirikan di Jakarta pada tahun 2014 oleh 13 jurnalis sains Indonesia yang telah bekerjasama dengan The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) dalam melaksanakan pelatihan jurnalisme sains di Asia (Science Journalism Cooperation (SjCOOP) Asia). Harry Surjadi, jurnalis sains senior yang saat ini menjabat sebagai salah satu boar member di WFSJ, adalah penggagas utama SISJ.
The Society of Indonesian Science Journalists envisions an informed and science conscious society through excellence in science journalism
1. to advance public understanding of the important of science issues by improving the quality of science reporting
2. to provide critical support to journalists of all media in their efforts to cover complex issues of science responsibly
3. to offer unique services for working journalists through educational programs, seminars or conferences, print or electronic publication, awards for the best science reporting, and other activities
4. to raise awareness among editors, news managers, publishers, and other key decision-makers in the media on the value and importance of science news reporting
5. to advance partnership with scientists in Indonesia and all over the world in order to increase the quality of science reporting in media
is a freelance science journalist whose works have appeared in Science Magazine and Nature. From her home in North Sumatra, she has written news analysis, features, and opinions that intersected science and society in Indonesia, the Global South, and the Islamic World. Dyna got her B.Sc in biology from Bogor Agricultural University and is an alumnus of SjCOOP Asia, a science journalism program organized by the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ).
Comms and Engagement
is an environmental journalist at Mongabay Indonesia. As a graduate from Journalism department of Atma Jaya University in Yogyakarta, she has a demonstrated history of working in the online media industry. In 2018, she won Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF) Media Award for her reporting on the role of women in peatland restoration.
is a science journalist at CNN Indonesia. She has worked for several years with the BBC before being introduced to a weekly science program and was hooked ever since. The patch to science journalism grew clearer with a degree in Science Technology and Society from the University College London in 2015 - a seemingly far-fetched choice for an individual with godawful math history at school. Her current day job includes managing CNN Indonesia’s Standard and Practices, writing for a science column at cnnindonesia.com and teaching undergraduates on science reporting.
Comms and Engagement
is a freelance science journalist in Jakarta. Before freelancing, Tomo spent three years being a science reporter and editor at Kumparan. He got his science background from Mining Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). He currently juggles his journalism works with consultative work in security consultant company.
is a freelance science journalist based in Makassar, South Sulawesi. Most of her journalistic works have been appeared in Tempo, a national outlet known for its excellence in investigative journalism. Journalism aside, Imhe enjoys literary works. She is also the alumnus of Science Journalism Cooperation (SjCOOP) Asia. Imhe gained her science degree from Department of Mathematics Education in Hasanudin University.
is a senior health editor at Detik.com, a place where he spearheads a team of journalists in covering health issues in Indonesia. Uyung got his science background from pharmacy department in Sanata Dharma University. He is also an alumni of Science Journalism Cooperation (SjCOOP) Asia and was one of the SISJ founding members.
Comms and Engagement
is a content manager at Kompas.com science desk. In the past decade, he has been producing and developing creative strategies to communicate science to the wider public. As a 2019/2020 Chevening Fellow, Yunan is currently pursuing his Master Degree in Loughborough University with research on the use of Virtual Reality (VR) and gaming for content creation.
is a freelance science journalist based in Bengkulu. He is currently a frequent contributor for Warstek, an online platform that promotes scientific literacy among Indonesia’s online community. Ricky got his science degree from chemistry department in Bengkulu University. SISJ aside, he is also actively participate in the Alliance for Independent Journalists (AJI) in Bengkulu.
Anggota SISJ meliputi reporter dan editor sains sejumlah media besar di Indonesia seperti Kompas, Tempo, Detik, Tribun, dan The Jakarta Post. Kami juga memiliki jaringan dengan wartawan yang tersebar di seluruh Indonesia, mulai dari Sumatra Utara sampai Papua.
Untuk mengikuti perubahan dunia media di Indonesia, SISJ juga merangkul website komunikasi sains di Indonesia seperti Warstek, LangitSelatan, dan Motherlander.
Anggota ilmuwan SISJ meliputi ilmuwan yang aktif di sejumlah lembaga dan universitas prestigius seperti Lembaga Biomolekuler Eijkman dan Tim Sains Terbuka Indonesia. Para ilmuwan ini memiliki keahliannyamasing-masing seperti biologi molekuler, genetika manusia, kelautan, geologi, dan bahkan psikologi sosial.
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