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NASW Update — Feb. 24, 2006

NASW's new grievance committee, news about the internship fair and mentoring program, the NASW bookstore and web site changes, and other important notices. Read more.

NASW Update, Feb. 24, 2006

NASW's new grievance committee, news about the internship fair and mentoring program, the NASW bookstore and web site changes, and other important notices.

Apply now for Mentoring Program at AAAS

Are you a student or young science writer looking for guidance on how veteran science writers do their jobs? Here's a chance to find out for yourself through the NASW Mentoring at AAAS Program, which matches graduate science writing students and professionals who've been on the science beat for two years or less with established science journalists and public information officers for a day during the AAAS Annual Meeting.

Time to enter Science-in-Society awards

February 1 is the deadline for entering NASW's Science-in-Society awards competition, honoring and encouraging outstanding investigative and interpretive reporting about the sciences and their impact for good and ill. Entries must have been published or broadcast in newspapers, magazines, broadcast (television or radio), books and the web between June 1, 2004, and Dec. 31, 2005. Details.

Join NASW in Baltimore this October

Make plans now to attend NASW's annual meeting in Baltimore, Oct. 27-31, 2006. Program information and registration will be available in August.

Rate increase for NASW job ads

Starting Jan. 1, 2006, advertisements on NASW's online jobs service, NASW-jobs, are $100 for full-time and part-time permanent positions, or contract jobs of more than six months' duration. Ads for freelance assignments remain free. All postings are archived on the NASW member web site after being sent via e-mail to the almost 1,000 NASW-jobs subscribers. To place an ad, send it in an email to cybrarian@nasw.org with a copy to diane@nasw.org and include billing information and the work site, if applicable.

2006 NASW Internship Fair

NASW student members looking for great internships, or news and science organizations looking for top-flight interns should sign on for the 2006 NASW Internship Fair. The fair will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the 2006 AAAS meeting in St. Louis at the Renaissance Grand Hotel, Landmark 5.

2006 NASW Internship Fair

NASW student members looking for great internships, or news and science organizations looking for top-flight interns should sign on for the 2006 NASW Internship Fair. The fair will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the 2006 AAAS meeting in St. Louis at the Renaissance Grand Hotel, Landmark 5.

Mentoring at AAAS

The NASW Education Committee will again sponsor the annual "Mentoring at AAAS" program in February, and we need your help. The program matches a veteran journalist or public information officer with a novice science writer or a student in a graduate science writing program. For 2006, the program will be offered at the AAAS annual meeting in St. Louis. (Feb. 16-20).

Mentoring at AAAS

The NASW Education Committee will again sponsor the annual "Mentoring at AAAS" program in February, and we need your help. The program matches a veteran journalist or public information officer with a novice science writer or a student in a graduate science writing program. For 2006, the program will be offered at the AAAS annual meeting in St. Louis. (Feb. 16-20).