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Watch WCSJ2011 sessions online

If you couldn't get to Qatar for WCSJ2011, you can still watch more than a dozen videos of the proceedings on YouTube. Check the WCSJ2011 web site for more reports on various sessions. The ScienceWriters web site has aggregated WCSJ Twitter posts. Columbia Journalism Review has this review. And after the jump, see ScienceWriters magazine editor Lynne Friedmann's photos.

Catch up on the news from Doha

As WCSJ2011 wraps up, it's time to check the coverage. Google News has a wide selection from news organizations around the world, including Qatar's The Peninsula and Gulf Times. The blogosphere has been active too, with posts from many WCSJ panelists. Charlie Petit at the Knight Science Journalism Tracker has a roundup. Also: WCSJ Twitter feed.

Follow the Qatar conference online

WCSJ2011 begins today in Doha, and we're collecting relevant Twitter posts here. The program starts with pre-conference workshops, followed by three days of panels. Besides Twitter, you can follow the proceedings on the conference RSS feed, and on Facebook. Many NASW members will also tweet from the conference; see our front-page box.

Only 1 week until WCSJ2011 begins

It's not too late to register for WCSJ2011. Details on registration, airfare, and hotel discounts are at the WCSJ2011 web site. NASW is a content partner of the event and has provided seed funding for its program. It all begins June 26 with pre-conference workshops. We hope to see you there!

Only six weeks until WCSJ2011 in Doha, Qatar

Details on airfare and hotel discounts are at the WCSJ2011 web site, along with visa requirements and a guide to Doha nightlife. NASW is a content partner of the event and has provided seed funding for its program. It all begins June 26 with pre-conference workshops on digital storytelling, teaching science writing, and other subjects.

Join us in Doha, Qatar, for WCSJ2011

Registration is now open for the 2011 World Conference of Science Writers in Doha, Qatar, June 26-30. The event includes multimedia workshops, dozens of sessions on hot topics in science writing, and field trips to explore science and the environment in the Arab world. NASW is content partner for the WCSJ, in collaboration with the Arab Science Journalists Association and the World Federation of Science Journalists. Early bird registration ends April 11.

2011 Laura Van Dam Fellows selected

Seven recipients of the 2011 Laura Van Dam Fellowships for travel to the World Conference of Science Journalists in June have been selected.

New information on travel grants to WCSJ 2011

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NASW will be providing travel grants for NASW members who wish to attend the World Conference of Science Journalists in Doha, Qatar, June 27-29, 2011. The grants are named in honor of former NASW president Laura Van Dam, who championed international collaborations among science journalists. Applications due March 22.

Cairo conference moving to Qatar

Organizers of the World Conference of Science Journalists 2011 said the meeting will be held as scheduled June 27-29 but in Doha, Qatar, rather than Cairo. "There were too many uncertainties, unfortunately, and we felt our priority needed to be providing a stable and safe environment to hold a successful conference." Read the announcement here.

Laura Van Dam Fellowships: Stay tuned for update

An updated announcement, with extended deadline, on the details of the Laura Van Dam Travel Fellowships for travel to the World Conference of Science Journalists 2011 will be issued around March 2, pending final details of the conference given historic events in Egypt.