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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).

NASW Grievance Committee

The NASW Board has voted to establish a freestanding Grievance Committee to represent the interest of NASW members who feel they have been subjected to objectionable behavior on the part of publishers, contractors, government agencies, or any other entities that employ the services of science writers.

NASW Grievance Committee

The NASW Board has voted to establish a freestanding Grievance Committee to represent the interest of NASW members who feel they have been subjected to objectionable behavior on the part of publishers, contractors, government agencies, or any other entities that employ the services of science writers.

Rick Weiss Wins 2005 Victor Cohn Prize

NASW member Rick Weiss, a science and medical reporter for The Washington Post who has produced in-depth coverage of stem cell research and the accompanying debate, along with spot stories, features, and analytical pieces on a wide range of medical subjects, has been awarded the 2005 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting.