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NASW Special Meeting

Thursday, September 15, 2022

All NASW members are invited to a Special Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 2 PM ET on Zoom. This virtual gathering will be a chance for everyone to meet our board candidates and toast our retiring board members — as well as an opportunity for networking and catching up with one another.

The virtual meeting will be held on Zoom and will begin with a welcome and presentations from candidates. After the presentations, attendees will be able to move among breakout rooms, choosing specific candidates to chat with, or joining rooms devoted to general groups or special topics.

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Source Diversity Tracking: A workshop

Monday, May 9, 2022

As science writers, we’re often pressed for time. So we reach out to the sources who seem to be easiest to find. But when we exclude the voices of people who are underrepresented in science, we overlook important viewpoints that make our stories richer, more complex, and ultimately more accurate. In this two-part workshop, we’ll address why source diversity matters, what metrics to track, how to capture the data, who should capture the data, and how tracking can be used to improve our work.

Finding and working with agents … or not

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Most books in today’s publishing markets are sold by literary agents. Yet, finding one to represent a first-time author can be difficult, stressful and disheartening. In this panel, several NASW authors will talk about how they found their agents (or not), and how they got their books out into the world.

Book Publishing in the Pandemic

Monday, December 13, 2021

In this informal conversation, several authors whose books came out in the past year share their experiences with book marketing in the time of pandemic.

Special Freelancer Coffee Chat: Professional Liability Insurance

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Join us for an informal chat with a representative from Dinghy insurance about professional liability insurance. Come with questions! Dinghy has partnered with the Freelancers Union and is trying to fill a niche for freelancers/creatives who need or want some coverage but want the cost to be reasonable.


Monday, September 27, 2021 to Friday, October 8, 2021

Given the continuing risks and uncertainties posed by the coronavirus pandemic, ScienceWriters2021 (#SciWri21) will be held as a virtual-only event. The decision was reached in coordination with our hosting partners at the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Numbers are not neutral

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the National Association of Science Writers for Numbers are not neutral: How journalists can detect deep bias & avoid hidden traps.