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About

I run a media and communication agency.

I have studied earth sciences to learn about the natural world, probably inspired by mountain climbing. I have done research in various scientific organizations and countries (Israel, Roumania, Belgium and more) for over 10 years. Year 2004, I have moved into story telling - about our planet and its societies.

I have contributed to magazines and newspapers in Italy (GEO, National Geographic, Wired, Espresso, Repubblica, Il Sole 24 Ore, Quitouring), Switzerland (Reflex, Tages Anzeiger), Australia (Cosmos), Germany (Die Zeit, GEO), El Pais (Spain), US (Science), and more.

I support scientific organizations in the development of communication strategies and tools (such as press offices), I lecture in science communication and dealing with the media (ETH Zurich; University of Zurich). I develop projects in various science communication fields (science events, science cafes, public lectures) and write science stories and expedition reportages for the media.

Mountain populations, ecology, biology, earth science, nature conservation and novel research are a focus in my work. Research in geomorphology, and journalism as well, brought me to explore nature and cultures around Europe and on all continents. I had the privilege to witness amazing sites, from the Geographic North Pole to the Giant Crystals cave in Mexico to the Baltoro Glacier and Antarctica.

I am author of the popular science book: "La Scienza in Valigia" (Codice 2016). The book tells plain language scientific facts and curiosities around the theme of travelling.

I am author of the popular science book: "La Scienza in Vetta" (Codice 2015). The book tells about natural phenomena, scientific titbits, myths to be debunked and questions that all mountain-lovers would like to hear answered. The book has been translated in German language too (Atlantik verlag).

I am author of "Domitilla, Sos Operazione Terra " a kids' book on science and environment (Scienzaexpress, 2012). This is a story where tell about two kids who will save the world from a dread end by meeting scientist in a adventurous trip around the world. See more here.

I am member of the International Federation of Journalists, of the Comedia Swiss syndacate of the media, of the Swiss Club of Science Journalists and of the Science Writers in Milan (SWIM) Italian association.


Recent milestones in my activity:

2016 Received a grant for climate-environmental reporting via Earth Journalism Network .

2016 Received grants (round 7 and round 8) for social-environmental reporting via European Journalism Centre .

2011 Winner of the 10th Piero Priazzano prize for Science Journalism Novara, Italy.

2010 First prize at the Premio Internacional de Periodismo Ambiental Casa Mediterraneo (Spain).

2007 Invited Distinguished Fellow at the RMIT in Melbourne (Australia), where I lectured on science communication.

2005 Intern at Science magazine (Cambridge, UK).

2004 Master Course in Scientific Communication at the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at the Australian National University. Since then I am fully involved in science communication. 

I share my interests not just with the public but with my family as well.

You can visit myblog where I post some pics and stories.

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See a portfolio of articles and references .

Contacts:

Jacopo Pasotti

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jacopo.list[at]gmail.com

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