ScienceWriters Magazine, Summer/Fall 2021

Growing our professıon

In 2019, Wudan Yan and Jenni Gritters planted an idea for a new podcast to help writers and editors navigate the trickiest parts of running a freelance business. Growing their idea would require lots of sunshine, copious water, and a green thumb for audio production that neither of them had. Fortunately, about a month after coming up with the idea, Yan saw a call for applications for NASW’s Peggy Girshman Idea Grant program.

August 17, 2021




We Remember

Rodney Lee “Patrick” Young (1937-2021), a veteran Washington science writer, died January 4, 2021, after a long illness and a bout with the coronavirus.

Advance Copy

For this column, NASW book editor Lynne Lamberg asks NASW authors to tell how they came up with the idea for their book, developed a proposal, found an agent and publisher, funded and conducted research, and put the book together.

ScienceWriters magazine

ScienceWriters magazine is devoted to reporting and commentary on issues in science journalism and communications, and to the special interests of members of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW). Issues are produced twice yearly. Read a sample issue.

Redesigned in 2019, the new ScienceWriters is equal parts newswire, business journal, and alumni magazine, and features vibrant colors, fresh typefaces, and original illustrations. The updated layout includes familiar departments, like member news and regional happenings, alongside new sections that highlight the benefits of NASW membership and trusted tools of our trade.

ScienceWriters is currently edited by Ben Young Landis, assistant executive director of NASW. Previously, Sarah Nightingale edited the publication from 2019 to 2022. Lynne Friedmann served as editor for 18 years prior, and Howard Lewis was editor for 17 years before that. Other previous editors include Barbara Culliton, Mark Bloom, and Jerry Bishop.

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