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Published twice annually, ScienceWriters magazine is devoted to analytical reporting and commentary on issues in science journalism and communications, and to the special interests of members of the National Association of Science Writers. Sample issue


The latest edition of ScienceWriters magazine reflects on our recent ScienceWriters conference in State College and its volunteer-driven focus on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in our field. Coverage by our travel fellows offers a collection of insight and resources, including tips on data security, from the NASW craft sessions that we hope is useful to attendees and non-attendees alike. Full text visible only to NASW members.

Summer/Fall 2019

Redesigned in 2019, the new ScienceWriters magazine features reporting on climate change, coverage of the Idea Grant-supported "Amplify the Signal" workshop, professional updates from our colleagues, member benefits, and tips and tools of our trade. Full text visible only to NASW members.

News from the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017, the final report of NASW's ad hoc membership committee, what famous writers of the past have said about taxes, and AAAS launches a a new service to provide scientific expertise and context on deadline. Full text visible only to NASW members.

A report on the Sept. 6 conference on science, journalism, and democracy; why U.S. and European markets aren't more welcoming to foreign journalists; David Perlman retires from the best job in the world; Annual Reviews launches a digital magazine; UC San Diego wins a grant to improve the communication ability of researchers; tax breaks after natural disasters; plus news from NASW and WCSJ2017. Full text visible to NASW members only.

Fact-checking sites find their way into science, a report on the Pacific Northwest regional PIO conference, a science writer participates in an NIH study on a baffling medical condition, Mary Roach explains why she rents an office, updates on the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists, and the peril of relying on IRS publications. Full text visible to NASW members only.