ScienceWriters magazine

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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

Vol. 61, No. 3: Coverage of two NASW-sponsored events, the "Science Writing in the Age of Denial" conference and the "Bioethics Bootcamp," plus an NAS science communication meeting and an update on self-employment taxes for freelancers. Also, reviews of new books available in the NASW bookstore, news about NASW members and regional group activities, and the art of putting together an annual report on research communications. Full text visible to NASW members only.

The H5N1 flu researchers and their contrasting media strategies; income tax tips for freelancers; what's wrong with women's magazines; writing for the children's book market; and reviews of new books available in the NASW bookstore. Full text visible to NASW members only.

Recapping ScienceWriters2011; Obama's failure to make science accessible; poll results on the public's view of science; amending your IRS return; reviews of new books available in the NASW bookstore. Full text visible to NASW members only.

Analyzing the #dohabug mystery and other reports from the World Conference of Science Journalists; recent research that can help science writers address risk; a change in the IRS mileage rate; reviews of new books available in the NASW bookstore. Full text visible to NASW members only.

Highlights from the Doha meeting of the World Conference of Science Journalists; how NPR shifted gears to cover the Japan earthquake and tsunami; an assessment of the space shuttle program's value; and getting a handle on home-office deductions; reviews of new books available in the NASW bookstore. Full text visible to NASW members only.

Author Dennis Meredith shares his cash flow report; the differences between science and journalism; lower self-employment taxes for 2011; and how science blogs could improve traditional science reporting.

Coverage of NASW's 2011 Annual Meeting in New Haven, Conn., NASW's 75th anniversary and CASW's 50th; a brief history of science journalism; a one-time tax break on medical insurance for the self-employed; and a writer's experience in Virginia Tech's visiting scholar program.

The ScienceBlogs blowup, profiles of the Science in Society Journalism Award winners, and a print journalist's adventures in video, and reviews of books available for sale in the NASW bookstore.

Managing conflicts of interest in nonprofit journalism, NASW's career development grants, and self-employment taxes for freelancers, plus reviews of books available for sale in the NASW bookstore.