Desk Notes Newsletter, March 20, 2019






Desk Notes
News from the National Association of Science Writers
March 20, 2019 – Vol. 1, No. 3


Travel fellows report back

What does it mean to be an NASW Undergraduate Travel Fellow to AAAS? We caught up with Betsy Ladyzhets, a senior at Barnard College, to find out. Her story on how human communities shape biodiversity, as well as coverage by the other fellows, is featured on our website.

READ THEIR WORK
 

Worried about clickbait science?

How about handling retractions? Or wrapping your head around study design? These and other topics will be explored at Amplify the Signal, a professional development workshop supported by an NASW Peggy Girshman Idea Grant. The workshop is set for May 14-15 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

CHECK OUT THE PROGRAM
 

Apply for a #scicomm diversity fellowship

Students and early-career professionals from underrepresented groups who intend to complete summer internships are invited to apply for NASW’s Diversity Fellowship by March 29. Up to three talented applicants will receive $5,000 and a one-year complimentary membership to NASW.

APPLY BY MARCH 29
 

Rocket science at WCSJ?

This year’s World Conference of Science Journalists will be July 1-5 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The organizers promise Fourth of July fireworks if 200 NASW members attend. Register by March 31 for the early bird rate.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT
 

Meet a new member

Ashley Hamer, managing editor at Curiosity and a new addition to the NASW community, shares #WhySciWri in this short Q&A.

MEET ASHLEY
 

Benefit alert!

NASW members can receive 25 percent off an annual JSTOR JPASS. Included is access to around 2,000 journals and 120 PDF downloads per year.

SEE MORE PERKS
 
New to #scicomm? This article on SciDev.Net takes a look at what it takes to become a star science journalist.
Conducting Interviews That Matter” with 1A host Joshua Johnson is a free one-hour Poynter webinar on April 25.
 

Advance Copy

NASW authors detail their journey to publishing a book in "Advance Copy," a column by NASW book editor Lynne Lamberg.

READ THE LATEST
 

SciCommSouth

Science communicators from Texas and the surrounding states are invited to the second annual SciCommSouth conference on April 6 in Austin.

LEARN MORE
 
A series on the Gulf Stream wins Knight Science Journalism’s inaugural Victor K. McElheny Award for local and regional science journalism.
Columbia Journalism Review delves into what to look for before writing a story about an academic study.
 

 





Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Digital and Print Editor: Sarah Nightingale
Proofreader: Kelly Quigley
email: editor@nasw.org | online: nasw.org
NASW, PO Box 7905, Berkeley, CA 94707

© 2019 National Association of Science Writers, Inc. All rights reserved.

Mar. 20, 2019

Drexel University online

ASU Earth and Space Journalism Fellowship