✍️Science Writing News Roundup #63 (September 25, 2021)

How to cover COP26 + Learn how to successfully pitch your stories to science publishers.

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  • Apply for a 2022 LEDE Fellowship: The Solutions Journalism Network is seeking proposals from journalists who are leading or want to lead a project that will produce solutions journalism stories — and take others with them to spread the approach.

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  • How to cover COP26: One of history’s most important diplomatic meetings takes place this November. Journalists have to get it right and help audiences understand what’s at stake with robust, insightful coverage.

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  • Making first contact with editors.Although there is no standard way of introducing yourself to editors, most science writers make first contact by email, including at least a preliminary story idea, if not a full pitch. So, writing a persuasive, compelling email is key to having a successful first-time contact with an editor,” writes Abdullahi Tsanni.

  • The nuts and bolts of solutions-focused health care journalism.People are increasingly avoiding the news, largely because they say it’s negatively impacting their mood, according to a 2019 Reuters digital news report. There may be a way to change that through solutions journalism, which doesn’t just report on problems; it aims to inform the public about how people and communities are responding to major social issues,” writes Erica Tricarico.

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