✍️Science Writing News Roundup #48
Reporting on scientific failures and holding the science community accountable: 5 tips for journalists.
Reporting on scientific failures and holding the science community accountable: 5 tips for journalists. Two scholars offer guidance to help newsrooms report more accurately on scientists' work and hold the scientific community responsible for protecting the integrity of science.
The Atlantic’s Ed Yong on winning a Pulitzer Prize: ‘I wish that the stories I wrote had never been necessary.’ Yong, more than any other journalist, was ahead of the story of the coronavirus. In fact, he wrote a piece about a pandemic coming to America in 2018.
Scientists sharpen journalism skills in newsrooms during summer fellowship. AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows and Diverse Voices in Science Journalism Interns will spend the summer working as journalists.
Science writing tips from the experts: Science writing experts Andy Ridgway and Dr. Roger Highfield provide their essential tips on writing for a non-scientific audience in this webinar for the MRC Max Perutz Science Writing Award.
StoryLab presents: "The Poisoner's Guide to Science Journalism" ft. Deborah Blum. Based on extensive experience as a toxicology journalist, science writer and magazine publisher, Blum explored both the challenges and craft lessons essential to communicating science with integrity.
Transitioning from print to podcast and video. Have you ever wondered how science writers and journalists go from print writing to podcasting and video? Joss Fong, Prabarna Ganguly, and Blythe Terrell share why they chose to move from one medium to another, how they made it happen, and what they wish they’d known before making that leap.
RISJ Global Journalism Seminars: "Covering Covid: lessons from a health reporter" with Jessica Hamzelou, biomed and health reporter, New Scientist.
#SPANC21 - Science Journalism Panel Event with Dalmeet Singh Chawla (Freelancer), Anjana Ahuja (Columnist, Financial Times) and Roger Highfield (Former Editor, New Scientist and Science Editor, Telegraph)
Writing vivid scenes from a distance: Lessons from audio producers. María Paula Rubiano A. discusses the art of writing vivid scenes when Zoom is your only ally in reporting. "Science writers have managed to craft engaging narrative stories while staying home," she writes. "But there’s a lot we can learn from the techniques that audio reporters use to create gripping stories from a distance."
Covid vaccine fact-checks have a problem: Few people are clicking. Fact-checks struggle to compete with disinformation on major social media networks.
Covering Health Care: Covid and Beyond (June 17, 2021)
Climate Tracker Community Hangout (June 17, 2021)
From Book Idea to Book Proposal. A workshop to help you do the work. This workshop is designed to get you over the hump from thinking about writing a book proposal to actually doing it. (July, August, September)
✏️ Jobs and internships
Researcher, Knowable, US-based
Associate Copyeditor, Knowable, US-based
Science Writer, University of the West of England, Bristol
Senior Editor, Caltech, Pasadena, CA
Science Journalist, Johner Institut, Konstanz, Germany
Senior Science Policy Editor, Science and Technology, Washington, DC
Senior Science Writer & Communications Officer, Scripps Research, CA or FL
Fall News Interns, STAT, Boston, MA
Senior Editor, ACS News and Opinion, C&EN, Washington, DC
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Dr Bibiana Campos Seijo @BibianaCamposCongratulations to my colleague @lisamjarvis for winning the Neal award for her wonderful profile of CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna. It was well deserved! https://t.co/o8YEGcPX9c