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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 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.

Photos and highlights from ScienceWriters2012; a Computational Astronomy boot camp; an introduction to NASW's funding sources database; results of the PIO social media survey; depreciation vs. first-year expensing for business equipment; the best science writing of Argentina. Also, reviews of new books available in the NASW bookstore, and news about NASW members and regional group activities. Full text visible to NASW members only.

A new market for freelance food and environment reporting; reflections on Mars Curiosity Rover and memories of Apollo 11; and how hiring your children can cut your taxes. Also, reviews of new books available in the NASW bookstore, news about NASW members and regional group activities, and why PIOs are being urged to acknowledge federal research funding. Full text visible to NASW members only.