✍️Science Writing News Roundup #56 (August 7, 2021)
Getting started in freelance audio journalism + So you want to be a science writer (for science grad students)
The first recipient of the Sharon Begley-STAT Science Reporting Fellowship is Isabella Cueto, a Cuban American journalist. She will report for STAT and take part in the Knight Science Journalism Program!
Script is offering a small number of journalists the chance to work with one of Africa’s most respected media outlets: either New Vision in Uganda or The Daily Nation in Kenya.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission in partnership with the Rita Allen Foundation is offering an award for an early-career journalist with a deep knowledge of science, and a passion for public engagement, to play a role in building public awareness of civic science.
Apply now for the Fall 2021 Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program. The program helps independent journalists develop newsletters, podcasts, local sites, and other niche news products serving their audiences.
Apply for the Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship. The program provides opportunities for selected Fulbright US Student grantees to participate in an academic year of storytelling on a globally significant theme.
The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism is accepting applications for a course on corruption and environmental crimes in Brazil.
💡 Resources and tips
Getting started in freelance audio journalism: What are the best tools to get started? How do you find others in the field? What makes for good sound? And how do you pitch an audio story, anyway?
So you want to be a science writer (for science grad students): Have you thought about starting your own blog? Even if nobody reads it, a blog is great practice for finding your voice.
Resource for educators: In the activity “Think like a science journalist,” students will learn how journalists use scientific studies to develop news stories by analyzing a Science News article and the scientific study on which it is based.
🖼️ Articles and news
A case study of gender bias in science reporting: An analysis reveals a persistent gender disparity in the sources quoted in Nature’s news and feature articles, although the gap is shrinking.
The Uproot Project wants race and class at the forefront of environmental reporting. “The old narrative doesn’t work anymore — it never did. It’s time to take it out by its roots, and start anew.”
Journalists Helen Branswell of STAT and Amy Maxmen of Nature have been chosen to receive the 2021 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting. They will share a $3,000 award and be recognized this fall during ScienceWriters2021, a joint meeting of CASW and the National Association of Science Writers.
Trusting science leaves people vulnerable to believing pseudoscience, new research finds. Knowledge of research methods can help the public discern valid scientific claims from false or misleading ones, researchers explain.
The Society of Environmental Journalists announced the winners of the SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment.
Meet the new Climate Tracker fellows who will be sharing the stories linked to agriculture, food security, and climate change in their country.
Richard Prince @princeeditorWarren Leary, Science Journalist, Dies at 74 https://t.co/K7Fvxik1Wo #JournalismsNEWS @WarrenLeary #NYTimes #AP #NASA @ScienceWriters @aaas #NABJ https://t.co/hjin0U6d5S
Science Talk Course: Finding and selling science stories (August 24, 2021)
Science Journalism Forum (August 30 - September 2, 2021)
📣 Jobs and internships
Nature, Climate and Energy Social Media Internship, United Nations Development Programme, US-based
Science Writer & Communications Specialist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Staff Reporter, The Food & Environment Reporting Network, US-based
Senior Staff Writer, JAMA, The American Medical Association, Chicago, IL
Staff Writer, Popular Science, New York, NY
Global Health Communications Manager, Stanford Global Health, CA
Senior Science Writer, Boston Children’s Hospital, MA
Editorial Director, Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, University of Missouri, MO
Health/Science Editor, Proto Magazine, Massachusetts General Hospital, NY
Senior Editor – Justice, Inside Climate News, Remote
Health Writer and Programs Manager, Lifeology, US-based
Fact Check Climate Fellow, USA TODAY, Washington, DC
Writer and Social Media Manager, The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland, MD
Supervising Editor, Science Desk, NPR, Washington, DC
Science Writer, The Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD
Physical Sciences Staff Writer, Science News, US-based
Writer/Communications Manager, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA
Science Communications Officer, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Cambridge, UK
Science Communications Officer, The Pirbright Institute, UK
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