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Oil and gas development bootcamp for journalists: Oct 23-25

A ScienceWriters2019 preconference workshop

SciLine, the free service for journalists based at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will host a two-day boot camp at Penn State’s University Park campus in the lead-up to ScienceWriters2019. This workshop will focus on environmental, health, and related issues relevant to communities that are home to oil and gas development, and will feature presentations by academic experts from across the country as well as discussions and a field trip

Expenses for SciLine’s boot camp, including transportation, lodging, and meals, are covered entirely by SciLine’s philanthropic grants. SciLine strives to increase the diversity of voices in science journalism.

The application period for workshop slots ended July 26. For more details, please visit

(Photo: Touching Marcellus Shale residue by Rebekka Coakley (CC BY 2.0)

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