Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

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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 It was shown on WCSJ’s opening day and has been archived here...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 It was shown on WCSJ’s opening day and has been archived...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 It was shown on WCSJ’s opening day and has been archived...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
Tue, 10/24/2017A report on the Sept. 6 conference on science, journalism, and democracy; why U.S. and European markets aren't more welcoming to foreign journalists; David Perlman retires from the best job in the world; Annual Reviews launches a digital magazine; UC San Diego wins a grant to improve the communication ability of researchers; tax... more
Having a bad day? Feeling down? Wouldn’t it be great to just hit a ‘reset’ button? Psilocybin-containing mushrooms: fresh, dried, and in capsules It’s an appealing notion, but a dangerous analogy for journalists to latch on to in reporting about depression. But that’s exactly what’s happened over the past week... more
Huntstock/disabilityimages.com   In June, dozens of protesters with disabilities stormed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office in response to Medicaid cuts that were part of a proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Headlines and striking images called attention to the many people who were removed forcibly by Capitol Police,... more
Sharon Begley’s story, which recounted the science and societal issues associated with gene drives, won a Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting in 2017. It is just one story in the many that earned Begley her nomination. Begley is a senior science writer at STAT. As soon as Harvard biologist Kevin Esvelt began reading... more
With 1,364 delegates from 70+ countries, next week’s 10th World Conference of Science Journalists in San Francisco is looking to be a great event. Registration has closed, and there are no late or onsite registrations. Follow #wcsj2017 for updates from afar. Article type: World Conference of Science JournalistsArticle topic: NASW news

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