Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

CASW launches website to showcase great science writing

Video of 2016 Patrusky Lecture available

Diverse program of science and journalism sessions planned for WCSJ2017

World Conference organizers issue travel statement

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

In Focus

CASW honors extraordinary writing on medical science with the annual Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting. Nominations for the 18th annual award will be accepted through August 1. Nominations, writing samples and letters of support may now be submitted online. Please check the Cohn prize page for information.

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May 1, 2017 — CASW and its partners in organizing the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists today unveiled a comprehensive program of conference sessions focusing on professional development,... more
Amid debate over new U.S. visa restrictions, organizers of the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists affirmed the conference's determination to welcome journalists from across the globe to the... more
Five writers with varied backgrounds in crime and business reporting, science and education have been awarded the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing's prestigious Taylor/Blakeslee... more
Program themes, additional plenary sessions and fundraising progress were described by the organizers of the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2017) at a press conference during the Annual... more
(January 27, 2017) Jennifer Lu, now studying toward a master's degree in journalism at the University of Missouri, has won a $5,000 special reporting grant from CASW’s Taylor-Blakeslee university graduate... more
United States science writers have started a special individual donation campaign to bring their international colleagues to San Francisco in October 2017 for the 10th World Conference of Science... more
CASW's New Horizons Traveling Fellows have now posted coverage of the 2016 program—including a tongue-in-cheek interactive game simulating the experience of a freelancer getting a travel grant to attend a... more
Liz Szabo, whose work as USA Today’s medical reporter combined authoritative breaking-news coverage with dogged investigative journalism, is the recipient of the 2016 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in... more
The winner of the 2016 Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, an annual prize for young science journalists, is Natalie Wolchover, senior writer at Quanta Magazine. Wolchover received the award and its $1,000... more
  Theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg shared his thoughts about the state of quantum mechanics with science writers attending CASW's 54th New Horizons in Science briefing in San... more

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