Through the SjCOOP (Science journalism COOPeration) project, 16 experienced science journalists from 15 African, Arab, European and North American countries became companions to sixty of their colleagues in 33 African and Arab countries for two years. This was essentially a mentoring project at a distance, across multiple cultures, across countries and continents. This guidebook shares the lessons learned in the mentoring process. It provides examples of the themes worked on, the exercises and tools used, including practical advice for a training program, DO's and DON'Ts of mentoring, and troubleshooting advice for common relationship problems. It also includes useful questionnaires, surveys, reporting forms, contracts and letters.
World Federation of Science Journalists, 58 pp.
A Guide to Peer to Peer Mentorship in Science Journalism. Lessons from the SjCOOP Project.