News

  • Lindau fellows selected

    We are pleased to announce the five NASW members selected to receive travel funding from the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Recipients will attend the 60th Meeting of Nobel Laureates scheduled for June 27-July 2, 2010 in Germany.

  • Reminder of NASW special meeting

    Join us Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at 4 p.m. in Room 8 of the San Diego Convention Center (San Diego, CA) to vote on proposed bylaw changes. Please note two changes from what appears in ScienceWriters: The room has changed, and the resolution has changed. See the details here. All members are welcome, but students may not vote. If you cannot attend in person, issue your proxy online here by Monday, Feb. 15.

  • Dues are due

    Have you paid your 2010 dues? If you're not sure, check here. The last day to renew without a late fee is January 31. Log on here to renew quickly and securely today. Thank you to everyone who has renewed since the first e-invoices went out in early November.

  • NASW career grants, Round 2

    Given the overwhelming response to our first round of Career Grants last summer, the National Association of Science Writers is embarking upon two more rounds to disburse another $50,000 worth of professional development funds this year. Instructions for the winter round, with a due date of February 2 and disbursement of funds in March, are below. The next round will occur in late spring.

  • Upcoming NASW special meeting, February 20

    Join your fellow NASW members for food, fellowship, and an important vote. On Saturday, February 20, at 4 p.m. in Room 16A of the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif., we will vote on the NASW Constitution and Bylaw updates. In addition to the scintillating process of updating the document from its 1954 legalese to present requirements, these bylaw updates have the potential to save money, streamline decision-making, and lead to more transparent governance. All current regular members are invited to exercise their membership right to vote on the proposed changes. Student members are encouraged to attend but may not vote. If you cannot attend, we still need your proxy. Follow the "continue reading" link below for instructions.

  • Is there a crisis in science journalism?

    See the results of the survey conducted with attendees of the World Conference of Science Journalists in London at the end of June. (NASW members only; login required).

  • NASW, other groups protest FDA interview policy

    In keeping with our commitment to transparency and free exchange of information, NASW has joined with the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and others in urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to rescind a policy that currently requires notification and official approval before FDA officials are allowed to speak with journalists.

  • Partnership lands conference bid

    Announced this morning in London: The Arab Science Journalists Association, in a historic first co-bid, has, together with NASW, landed the bid for the next World Conference of Science Journalists to be held in spring 2011 in Cairo. Our two associations will work together to build exciting programs, reporting opportunities, and field trips for science journalists from all over the world. Over 900 science writers from approximately 70 countries are currently attending the 2009 World Conference of Science Journalists in London. Stay tuned for developments, specific dates, and ways to get involved.

  • NASW career development grants

    This summer, the National Association of Science Writers will award grants of up to $2,500 each to support education, training or other activities that help established science writers continue or advance their careers in today's rapidly changing media environment. The size and number of the grants will depend on specific proposals received; NASW will award up to $25,000 of our Authors Coalition funds for this purpose.

  • Last reminder to vote

    Some members have asked for another copy of the link to the vote about amending the constitution to permit a later annual meeting. Here it is again (NASW member login required; student members do not vote). Details are in the President's Letter of the Spring ScienceWriters issue. Polls close on June 20.