The National Association of Science Writers was founded on September 14, 1934, with a charter membership of 12. Its purpose, as set forth in its constitution, is to "foster the dissemination of accurate information regarding science through all media normally devoted to informing the public."
NASW has more than 2,000 members. These include writers and editors of science in newspaper, magazine, television, radio, book, and freelance fields; part-time writers; educators, editors, and writers for specialized publications; and science communicators for colleges, universities, medical societies, voluntary agencies, foundations, government, business, and industry.
The NASW holds annual business meetings in conjunction with the national meeting of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. Also, many areas have established local organizations that periodically host seminars and social events. Contact the national NASW office for information on these organizations. A wide range of information and discussion groups is also available on this NASW Web site.
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