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Register now for the World Conference

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More than 700 attendees from 62 countries have registered for WCSJ2017, scheduled for Oct. 26-30 in beautiful San Francisco. Take part in this rare opportunity to attend a World Conference close to home and register by Oct. 12. Registration may close early if capacity is reached.

About the Peggy Girshman Idea Grants

Since its inception in 2010, more than $450,000 has been awarded by NASW's Peggy Girshman Idea Grants program for projects that benefit science writing and its practitioners. Read more to see a list of all the awardees and their exciting science writing projects.

Sept. 6 in NYC: Science, journalism, and democracy

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The current media landscape is a confusing swirl of reality, misinformation, and so-called fake news. Where do we fit into this mess? NASW is collaborating with SWINY and the Rockefeller University to host a one-day conference Sept. 6 in New York City: Science, Journalism, and Democracy: Grappling with a New Reality

SciCommSouth meetup in Austin

SciCommSouth meetup details

Are you living or working in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas or Louisiana? Thanks to an NASW Idea Grant awarded to some of your creative colleagues in Austin, Texas, the first SciCommSouth meetup for writers and communicators in the South Central region will take place in Austin on Jan. 13.

Lunch and tour sign-ups for WCSJ2017

NASW, along with our organizing partners for 10th World Conference of Science Journalists, is excited to announce the addition of several lunch programs and university-sponsored laboratory tours to the conference schedule. Registration for the newly added events is now open on a first come, first served basis. Register early for the best selection.

NASW Diversity Fellowship winners

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The National Association of Science Writers’ inaugural Diversity Fellowship has been awarded to two fellows — Aneri Pattani, a recent graduate of the journalism program at Northeastern University in Boston, and Marissa Shieh, a student in NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program.

Peggy Girshman Idea Grants awarded

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The NASW Peggy Girshman Idea Grants Committee has awarded $24,700 to five groups and individuals, using funds from NASW's Authors Coalition of America distributions.

WCSJ2017 registration opens May 1

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Mark your calendars for Oct. 26-30, 2017, to attend the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists in exciting San Francisco, the first such conference to be held in the United States. Registration opens on May 1, 2017.

WCSJ2017 volunteer positions open

NASW is looking for volunteers to lead specific aspects of the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists, which we are hosting in partnership with CASW and the World Federation of Science Journalists this year. The conference will be held October 26-30 in San Francisco. It will be much like our annual ScienceWriters conference, but bigger and longer with a lot more moving parts. We need your help!

Reminder: Diversity Fellowship applications due April 1

Applications for our inaugural Diversity Fellowship are due April 1. The fellowship is for students and early-career science writers undertaking summer science journalism internships. Two fellows will receive $5,000 to supplement any stipends they receive from their summer employer. The fellowship is open to any underrepresented minority who intends to complete a science-journalism internship during the summer of 2017.