2018 Call for New Members

The Mexican Network of Science Journalists (RedMPC) is a non-profit organization whose main goal is to boost science journalism, making emphasis on freedom, quality and veracity of reporting. We are excited to launch our 2018 call for new members, aimed at:

  • Journalists covering science, technology, health, and environment
  • Public information officers
  • Undergraduate and graduate students
  • Professors, researchers and communicators —not necessarily journalists— interested in supporting or benefiting from the activities of RedMPC (e.g. newsletters, networking, workshops, exclusive online content)

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

I. Types of membership

a) Regular member: active journalists and professionals creating content for the media, and other forms of science communication available for the general public.

b) Close member: communicators, professors and researchers committed to journalism, or working in closely related areas of science communication. Close members do not meet the requirements to be a regular member, but may —in the opinion of the board members— contribute to the goals of the association.

c) Student member: students with a particular interest in science journalism, who currently attend full-time higher education.

d) Correspondent member: journalists, communicators, professors and researchers living outside Mexico who either 1) have done outstanding work in science journalism, 2) may collaborate or already collaborate with Mexican colleagues in science communication activities, or 3) have contributed to the training Mexican journalists.

II. Requirements

Regular members

  1. Have at least three years of experience covering topics on science, technology, health and environment.
  2. Submit a written application consisting of:
  • Motivation letter
  • Five recent work samples
  • Updated CV
  • Two recommendation letters from regular members of RedMPC

Close members

  1.  Have at least five years of relevant experience in areas related to science communication.
  2. Submit a written application consisting of:
  • Motivation letter
  • Updated CV
  • Two recommendation letters from regular members of RedMPC

Note that close members do not have the right to vote during the general assembly.

Student members:

  1. Must be a graduate or postgraduate student registered in a higher education institution. This category also includes former students who are still writing a thesis, doing an internship or professional practices as part of their degree requirements. This kind of membership will be revoked three years after finishing the university programme, unless the former student applies for an extension of up to two years.
  2. Submitting a written application consisting of:
  • Motivation letter
  • Document proving enrollment in a higher education programme
  • Updated CV
  • Two recommendation letters from regular members of RedMPC

Correspondent members:

  1. Submitting a written application consisting of:
  • Motivation letter
  • Updated CV
  • Two recommendation letters from regular members of RedMPC

Note that correspondent members do not have the right to vote during the general assembly.

Accepted applications by the Membership Committee will be sent to the Executive Board, which may present objections in a period no longer than ten business days. To request your recommendation letters from regular members please check this.

III. Fees

  1. Regular membership: $1,000 Mexican pesos per year.
  2. Student membership: $250 Mexican pesos per year.
  3. Close and correspondent memberships are exempt from payment.

Important information

  • This call is open from December 7 until January 31, 2018.
  • Applications and inquiries must be sent to: membresiaredmpc@gmail.com
  • All application documents must be merged in a single PDF file.
  • Results will be notified via email no later than March 1st.
  • Accepted new members (only regular and student memberships) must pay the fee in order to be officially part of the association.

Mexican Network of Science Journalists

December 2017

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