✍️Science Writing News Roundup #57 (August 15, 2021)
Coverage of the ‘code red’ climate report was good. Here’s how to sustain it.
A day in the life of Paola Rosa-Aquino: Paola is a founding member and communications lead of the Uproot Project, a newly launched network for journalists of color who cover environmental issues, as well as students and others aspiring to cover this beat.
ScienceWriters2021 grant support available: Apply by August 30. The National Association of Science Writers and the Council for Advancement of Science Writing are offering a number of travel grants to help colleagues in need attend the ScienceWriters2021 conference and other professional development opportunities.
🖥️ Videos and podcasts
Anna Clemens talks about the different forms of science writing, the realities of being a freelance science writer, and things to remember in your own writing.
Want a new journalism job? ‘Crawl’ your resume first. Put the job description next to your resume to see how one serves the other. You may have to delete whole sections of your resume and add details you rarely include.
Coverage of the ‘code red’ climate report was good. Here’s how to sustain it. “There are solutions to climate change. Many. The question is the will of humanity—and, in particular, governments—to use them. That’s a question journalists should dig into daily in the lead up to COP26,” writes Andrew McCormick.
Covering new IPCC reports helps explain gravity of climate crisis. Veteran climate reporter Bob Berwyn offers advice for writing effectively about climate change.
How to become a content writer – an introduction to content writing. Content writers will often write blog posts and web pages, craft social media posts and email marketing and even work on press releases and video or audio scripts. It’s a varied field that touches on many different areas of digital marketing.
Introductory Storytelling Workshop (August 16, 2021)
Improving freelance journalists’ relationship with editors (August 19, 2021)
How to talk to a science denier (August 24, 2021)
Science Talk Course: Finding and selling science stories (August 24, 2021)
August meeting of the SANDSWA Social Justice in Science Writing club (August 25, 2021)
Using Social Media to Source and Spread Science Journalism (August 26, 2021)
Science Journalism Forum (August 30 - September 2, 2021)
Course: Popular science writing, University of Cambridge (September 6 - October 24, 2021)
Senior Editor/Writer, Marie Curie, UK-based
Editor/Writer II, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Science Writer & Content Producer, The Institute for Protein Innovation, Harvard Institutes of Medicine, Boston, MA
Health & Science Reporter, Vox, US-based
Science Writer, Ripple Effect, US-based
K-12 Digital Communications Associate, Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Science Writer / Media Relations, The University of California San Francisco
Reporter, Well, The New York Times, NY
Biomedical Science/Health Writer, Palladian Partners, Silver Spring, MD
Spanish Biomedical Science/Health Writer, Palladian Partners, Silver Spring, MD
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