CASW Showcase highlights award-winning science journalism. This site will celebrate excellence, honor and amplify the work of awards programs, and—most important—offer inspiration and insight to aspiring and early-career science writers. If you want to learn from the work of great science writers, this is a website built for you.
Showcase was launched in July 2016 as a project of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW).
The design of Showcase was motivated by a conviction that presenting, curating and annotating superb examples of science writing in various media will:
- Demonstrate the power and effectiveness of good science communication to diverse audiences.
- Provide examples and critiques for use in teaching students how to apply the principles of journalism to science topics.
- Bring interested young scientists and other aspiring writers into an online conversation with professional writers about how the stories of science can be told, how tough challenges in science communication can be surmounted, and how we can inform societal dialogue about science.
- Encourage public engagement and understanding of science by giving exceptional science writing an extended public lifespan, amplifying its impact.