Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

CASW Periscope

Jane Friedman offers advice to aspiring authors on literary agents — when you need one, when you might not, and how to avoid missteps in etiquette: "Virtually no New York publisher accepts materials directly from authors; it has to be agented. If you try to submit without an agent, your work is most likely to go straight into the trash can (either... more
THAT HUMAN-PIG HYBRID It’s going to take a really long time to get from the new reports of human-pig hybrid embryos to the work’s ultimate goal, which is organs for transplant into human... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Should you skip breakfast? It might depend on what you’re eating. “For heart health, it’s not just what you eat, but when.” That was CBS’s confident headline about a scientific statement put out by the American Heart Association. That statement, Meal Timing and Frequency: Implications for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention,... more
The American Press Institute has followed its report on nonprofit journalism ethics with a set of proposed standards to address the issues it found, April Simpson writes: "Both nonprofit media and foundation funders are advised to uphold editorial independence by prohibiting pre-publication editorial review and any effort to influence conclusions... more

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