Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

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Adding a new voice to the growing offerings of online science journalism, Annual Reviews is launching a digital magazine. Knowable Magazine uses various forms of storytelling to explore the life, physical, and social sciences. The magazine debuts at WCSJ2017.
Today marks the opening of the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists in San Francisco. Over 1,300 people will be in attendance, and that’s a big number. But there’s an even bigger number that may not get as much attention but really should: The conference is receiving $400,000 from biomedical giant, Johnson & Johnson, and... more
The World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) in San Francisco toasted award winners from around the world. To honor that, here is a video montage composed of excerpts from interviews with those winners. In this video we ask winners to share why they believe understanding science is crucial. It was shown on WCSJ’s opening day and has been... more
The World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) in San Francisco toasted award winners from around the world. To honor that, here is a video montage composed of excerpts from interviews with those winners. In this video we ask winners to share the responses that their stories received. It was shown on WCSJ’s opening day and has been... more
The World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) in San Francisco toasted award winners from around the world. To honor that, here is a video montage composed of excerpts from interviews with those winners. In this video we ask winners to share the biggest obstacles they have faced as journalists. It was shown on WCSJ’s opening day and has been... more
The World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) in San Francisco toasted award winners from around the world. To honor that, here is a video montage composed of excerpts from interviews with those winners. In this video we ask winners to share that moment they knew they had a story. It was shown on WCSJ’s opening day and has been archived here... more
The World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) in San Francisco toasted award winners from around the world. To honor that, here is a video montage composed of excerpts from interviews with those winners. In this video we ask winners to summarize their stories in one or two sentences. It was shown on WCSJ’s opening day and has been archived... more
The World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) in San Francisco toasted award winners from around the world. To honor that, here is a video montage composed of excerpts from interviews with those winners. In this video we ask winners to give their advice for young science journalists. It was shown on WCSJ’s opening day and has been archived... more
Despite a lack of clinical evidence that they work, essential oils are a booming alternative medicine trend. As explored in a recent New Yorker article, “How essential oils became the cure for our age of anxiety,” they’re being marketed to tense, health-conscious Americans searching for inexpensive “natural” cures. Often used as... more
Hester van Santen’s story on peer review won 2017’s European Science Writer of the Year award. Van Santen is a staff writer at NRC Media.   On Dutch Demography Day in November, the French demographer Jean-Marie Robine stood behind the lectern in the Utrecht Academy Building. He had flown in from Montpellier for the introductory lecture... more

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