Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

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Journalism partners unveil 2021-22 National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships program

Writers to gather in Colorado and online for ScienceWriters2021

Cohn Prize journalists battle misinformation during pandemic

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Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

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Freelance science writer and editor Robin Lloyd (@RobinLloyd99has been elected president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, a nonprofit organization working to increase the quality and quantity of science news reaching the public.


CASW and the National Association of Science Writers are pleased to announce that ScienceWriters2021 will be held as a hybrid event, with an in-person gathering in Colorado October 8-11.In an announcement... more
Journalists interested in building careers reporting on science, health and the environment are eligible to apply for new cross-disciplinary fellowships designed to provide training, networking, mentoring... more
by Brooke Dulka | I sat in front of my laptop, headphones on and pen poised. A long week of virtual conference events lay ahead, but that day I was fresh, rested, and ready. On October 15, 2020, I... more
In the leadup to ScienceWriters2020, the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing and the National Association of Science Writers will be offering a free, weekly series for members of the media and... more
“We are living in Coronavirus Standard Time,” says science journalist Jon Cohen, “where each day is like seven in the old world we used to know.”“Each day I wake up and see or hear or learn something I... more
The winner of the 2020 Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, an annual prize for young science journalists, is New York Times science and health reporter Katherine J. Wu (@KatherineJWu).Wu received the award and... more
Ed Yong (@edyong209), a staff writer for The Atlantic, is the recipient of the 2020 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting. Judges for the prize, awarded annually by the Council for... more
Five talented journalists endowed with multimedia skills and a determination to make a difference have been awarded prestigious Taylor/Blakeslee University Fellowships for 2020–21 from the Council for the... more
by Charlie Petit | David Perlman, a newspaper reporter since before World War II, a science writer since 1957, and a vital factor in CASW’s growth as an organization, died at his San Francisco home... more
In early June 2020, CASW and ComSciCon were preparing for a fall workshop to train 13 science graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in science writing through workshops and writing exercises... more


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