✍️Science Writing News Roundup #61 (September 14, 2021)
Vaccine hesitancy: A roundup of research summaries and survey data sources.
New Quick Facts resource for reporters: Sea level rise and climate change. Differences in coastline geography, ocean currents, land subsidence, and other factors are causing some areas—including the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts—to experience greater sea level rise than others.
The Falling Walls Foundation is offering a research grant to support media representatives from around the world to report on a scientific topic related to Berlin Science Week 2021.
Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering grants to boost reporting on renewable energy in India.
Vaccine hesitancy: A roundup of research summaries and survey data sources. Researchers are trying to understand what it takes to change the minds of individuals who are still not convinced they should get the COVID-19 vaccine for themselves or their eligible children.
How to effectively show climate change in 25 images. As extreme weather continues to strike cities across the world, how can we effectively show the damage climate change is doing to our planet?
6 tips for covering COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. In 2019, the World Health Organization listed vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to global health, so it’s important for journalists to shed light on the issue and educate the public about it.
Enhance your news editing skills with these 10 tips. If you are editing a story, your goal is to shorten and enliven the article so it will attract (and keep) the attention of your readers.
Navigating qualitative research. María Paula Rubiano A. dives into strategies for covering qualitative research. “Science journalists are rarely taught how to evaluate the credibility of qualitative papers,” she writes. “But such research can be fascinating and worthy of coverage—and can add depth and complexity to many science stories.”
Climate journalist Andrew Revkin on evolving beyond storytelling. Mr. Revkin has covered climate change for over 30 years, primarily for the New York Times, but also for National Geographic, Discover Magazine and Science Digest. By writing for a new blog that launched this summer, Mr. Revkin is widening the reach of his work to include the interaction of a broader audience.
Writing About Science, Joyfully. Justine Dees is a microbiologist who embraced the idea of sharing her knowledge and love of science to become a blogger and content marketer for life science companies.
How to Find and Write Your Best Science Story (September 14, 2021)
On the Road to COP15 and COP26 (September 14-15, 2021)
The 6th Major IPCC Science Report and its Implications (September 15, 2021)
Climate Conversations: Extreme Events (September 15, 2021)
Press Briefing | Countdown to COP26: What's at Stake? (September 15, 2021)
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