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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.


Tuesday, September 28, 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.

The Golden Age of Science Video

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Join the Video Consortium and the National Association of Science Writers as we explore an exciting new chapter in science, media, and video innovation. Our event will explore the evolution of science video, from NOVA to YouTube to TikTok, and how three expert creators are thriving in a competitive world of facts, narrative innovation and visual creativity.