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Victor Cohn Acceptance Speech

Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Reporting

Acceptance speech:
Rick Weiss, Washington Post
October 24, 2005

I am very happy to receive this year's Victor Cohn award. Happy for the recognition by all of you, my science-writing peers and mentors, which means a lot to me, but especially happy because this award keeps the memory of Victor alive.

I'd like to read you a letter I received from Vic 11 years ago last week: Oct. 18, 1994.

In Focus: 

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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.

Taylor/Blakeslee Fellowship Application

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Resources for scientists

CREDIT: 2009 Yale event programIn CASW's "Brown Bag" program, seasoned science reporters meet with promising researchers -- future newsmakers -- to explain the ins and outs of the newsgathering business and to provide advice about how to work with journalists. Click the "Contact" link at left to inquire.


Graduate school fellowships

Taylor/Blakeslee University Fellowships

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing offers fellowships of $5,000 to working journalists and students of outstanding ability who have been accepted for enrollment in graduate-level programs in science writing. Science writing includes writing about science, medicine, health, technology and the environment for the general public. Fellowships are not available to those intending to pursue careers in technical writing.



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