In 2011, as a pilot project, the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing awarded New Horizons fellowships to five Arizona-based student videographers. Under the mentorship of CASW board member Miles O’Brien, science correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, the fellows wrote and produced video stories keyed to presentations offered at the New Horizons in Science briefing held in October in Flagstaff, Arizona, as part of ScienceWriters2011. Once editing is complete, their work will be posted on CASW's Website.
CASW used funds drawn from its operating budget to launch the video fellowship program.It is now in active pursuit of outside underwriting support for this new venture.
Winners of previous New Horizon Video Fellowships