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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

How BICEP2's evidence of cosmic inflation turned into dust; a preview of ScienceWriters2015 and NASW's bid to host the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists in 2017; a science writer adjusts to life on an island; what happens if you die without a will; how science communicators can confront changes in the news landscape; a plan to reinforce the structure of science writing; plus columns, NASW news, and new books by NASW members. Full text visible to NASW members only.

The return of HealthNewsReview.org; coverage of ScienceWriters2014 in Columbus, Ohio; scientists and science communicators ask for better labeling of climate change deniers; Retraction Watch gets a $400,000 grant; how to libel-proof your writing; NASW funds specialized training for a small regional newspaper; getting an extension to file your federal tax return; plus columns, book reviews, and the annual NASW budget report. Full text visible to NASW members only.

The vaccines/autism fight ensnares high school filmmakers, how to cope with threats and harassment, pitching your book proposal to an agent, tips for paying estimated taxes, changes for the Knight Science Journalism Program and the Knight Tracker, editing a science-writing anthology, election results for the NASW Board, and the 2014 Science in Society and Victor Cohn award winners, plus books, columns, NASW news and other features. Full text visible to NASW members only.

How to write science beautifully, Dan Fagin reflects on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, turning your journalism into an e-book, five (often overlooked) financial planning tips, going live with science communication in the Science Café, NASW Board election candidate statements, lessons from the Japanese translation of Dennis Meredith's guide for public information officers, plus books, columns, NASW news and other features. Full text visible to NASW members only.

A tribute to NASW's guardian angel upon her retirement, a summit on women in science writing, results of the Science Writers Compensation Survey, a preview of ScienceWriters2014 in Columbus, Ohio, and a report on the AAAS Chicago session on "Engaging with Journalists." Full text visible to NASW members only.

The XX Factor and seven ways forward; recapping the ScienceWriters2014 conference; a tribute to CASW's Ben Patrusky; simplified IRS rules for home-office deductions; The Fine Print goes live; how science writers handle the home/life balance; plus book reviews, news from NASW's president, executive director and cybrarian, and other features. Full text visible to NASW members only.

Why Popular Science shut down comments on its web site; making the most of the NASW internship fair at AAAS; recapping the NASW-supported Cross-Border Science Journalism Workshop; Ivan Oransky's advice on embargoes; reports from the 8th World Conference of Science Journalists in Helsinki; end-of-the-year tax tips from Julian Block; plus book reviews, news from NASW's president, executive director and cybrarian, and other features. Full text visible to NASW members only.

Wisconsin's battle over investigative journalism; the changing world of graduate science journalism programs; a new executive director for CASW; the gender gap in science writing; tax rules for prizes and awards; and a preview of the ScienceWriters2013 conference in Gainesville, Fla. Also, the premiere of a redesigned books section, featuring new books available in the NASW bookstore. Full text visible to NASW members only.