✍️Science Writing News Roundup #55 (August 2, 2021)
Reporting on the Delta variant + How to get media coverage and boost your science’s impact
Finding the right tools for organizing assignments and reporting: Abdullahi Tsanni asked a handful of writers to share what works for them as they organize their assignments and reporting. Here are some digital note-taking, project-management, and time-saving tools that rose to the top.
The National Press Foundation is offering 20 all-expenses-paid fellowships to U.S. and Canadian journalists to take a deep look at the economic and conservation issues related to climate change and biomass. Apply by August 27.
The World Federation of Science Journalists is compiling a list of science journalism courses and training opportunities, and they would like to hear from you.
Preprints and the scientific media landscape with John Inglis, Co-founder of bioRxiv and medRxiv
International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Webinar 88: Reporting on the Delta variant
🎁 Resources and tips
Regarding the latest on the Delta variant and CDC mask guidance: It sounds scary, but the key thing to remember in your reporting is to put risks in context, says Bara Vaida, a freelance journalist.
How to get media coverage and boost your science’s impact. Rebecca Fuoco, science communications officer at the Green Science Policy Institute, shares some tips with scientists on how to work with journalists.
STAT health tech reporter says speed in the sector is a double-edged sword. Karen Blum interviewed Erin Brodwin recently about some of the trends in health tech and her advice to writers looking to break into this space.
Reporters must center climate justice. Here’s how. Human-caused climate change is the result of systems that fundamentally devalue Earth and many of its inhabitants. Telling climate justice stories means unpacking why the climate crisis is harming the most vulnerable first.
After an experimental online advertising campaign, Republicans shifted their views on climate change. Republicans exposed to a monthlong online video campaign delivering facts on climate science from trusted messengers, such as evangelicals and retired military, showed higher rates of belief that global warming is real and caused by human activity.
Talking Shop: Coping with Emotional Fatigue and Burnout (August 4, 2021)
Science Talk Course: Finding and selling science stories (August 24, 2021)
Science Journalism Forum (August 30 - September 2, 2021)
📌 Jobs and internships
Science News Civic Science Fellow, Science News Media Group, Washington, DC
Climate Change Communications Fellow, US Forest Service, Olympia, Washington or Portland, Oregon
Media Relations/Science Writer, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Staff Writer/Editor, The Scientist, US/Canada-based
Communications Editor, EMBL Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
C&EN Production Editor, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC
Senior Writer, Physical Sciences and Technology, Purdue University, IN
Senior Writer, Life and Health Sciences, Purdue University, IN
Health Reporter, Louisville Public Media, KY
Science Communicator, Science Creates, Bristol, UK
Assistant Social Media Manager, Kaiser Health News, Washington, DC
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