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Denise Grady, a New York Times science reporter, has been selected to receive the 2009 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting in recognition of the unusual breadth and depth of her coverage of a wide range of health issues, both domestic and international.
CASW is honored to be the first organization elected as an associate member of the World Federation of Science Journalists, an international organization representing science and technology writers from Africa, the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. The action was taken by the WFSJ Board as 1,000 journalists, communicators, and scientists gathered recently in London for the 6th World Conference of Science Journalists in London.
CASW joined with the Knight Science Journalism Center at MIT, Harvard's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and other organizations to bring a discussion of "The Future of Science Journalism" to the Cambridge (Mass.) Science Festival on April 28, 2009.
The program's speakers included MIT President Susan Hockfield, New York Times Managing Editor Jill Abramson and a panel introduced by CASW President Cristine Russell.