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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.

New committee seeks volunteers

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NASW's newly formed Governance Committee is looking for volunteers. The committee will work to ensure that the organization is effective, efficient, and performs to standards of due diligence. It will review the constitution and bylaws on a regular basis and recommend best practices.

WCSJ2017 organizers announce program themes, fellowships, speakers

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NASW and other organizers of the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2017) unveiled details of the upcoming event at an information session held today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Announcements included program themes, new plenary speakers, an initiative to serve attendees from Latin America and the Caribbean, pre- and post-conference activities, an update on conference fundraising, and travel fellowships. Read the release here.

NASW's PIO regional workshop in Seattle: Register now

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NASW is sponsoring a regional workshop for PIOs in Seattle on April 28, 2017. Organized by the Northwest Science Writers Association, the workshop will feature sessions on social media, visual communication, working with scientists and science journals, and more. Registration is open now. Register early for a $25 discount.

NASW Travel Fellows to AAAS

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Congratulations to this year's NASW Travel Fellows. These 10 undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and educational institutions were selected by the NASW Education Committee to attend this year's AAAS annual meeting Feb. 16-20, in Boston. Each fellow will receive up to $1,000 to assist with travel. Fellows will each write a story for publication on the NASW website, and participate in the NASW mentoring program and NASW internship fair.

Judges needed for Science in Society Awards

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Want to help with the NASW Science in Society Awards? Here’s your chance!

NASW would like to invite members to volunteer as a category judge for the 2017 NASW Science in Society Awards

WCSJ2017 Travel Fellowships available

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Thanks to generous support from foundations, media organizations, and individual donors, the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists is excited to offer travel fellowships for professional and student attendees from the U.S. and abroad. Apply by March 15, 2017

NASW Update, Jan. 17, 2017


Science in Society Journalism Award entries open until Feb. 1

With five categories, cash prizes, no entry fees, an online entry platform, and submissions open to members and non-members alike, we hope that you enter your best work from 2016 and spread the word to your colleagues, friends, and networks. You can even post to your choice of social media outlets from within the entry platform. Entries for the 2017 Science in Society Journalism Awards close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Forward together: Formation of new NASW committees

The proposal to amend the constitution to allow any NASW member to serve as an officer did not pass. But the NASW Board is setting up a new ad hoc advisory committee to propose paths forward.