✍️Science Writing News Roundup #63 (September 25, 2021)
How to cover COP26 + Learn how to successfully pitch your stories to science publishers.
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.
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.
Heidelberg Laureate Forum @HLForumWhat are science magazine editors looking for in a good pitch? That was answered by editors of prominent scientific publications in the "Pitch Your Science News and Stories" Workshop at #HLF21. Khari Douglas highlighted some of the key points and advice. https://t.co/xaVZ7p6rkd
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.
Using the Media to Connect Science and Humanity with Amy Harmon, National Correspondent (Science and Society), The New York Times
What role has the media played in the climate crisis? For decades, around the world, climate change coverage has been thin. Guests discuss why the media in petrol states, in particular, have struggled to tell that story.
The 2021 Atlantic Festival (September 22-24 & 27-30, 2021)
ScienceWriters2021 (September 28 - October 8, 2021)
A Virtual Conversation with Carl Zimmer, Author of A Planet of Viruses (September 28, 2021)
Workshop: Learn how to spot fake news and misinformation from science reporters (September 30, 2021)
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Communications Associate, The Environmental and Energy Study Institute, Washington, DC
Science & Technology Editor, Confidential, Washington, DC
Social Media Officer, CSIRO, Australia
Science/Research Writer, Media Relations Officer (Public Affairs/Communications Specialist III), San Diego State University, CA
Communications & Marketing - External Relations Science Writer, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA
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