ScienceWriters, Spring 2012

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.

ScienceWriters magazine

ScienceWriters is a quarterly magazine devoted to analytical reporting and commentary on issues in science journalism and public information, both staff and freelance, and to the special interests of members of the National Association of Science Writers, for whom it is published. Sample issue.

A typical issue contains first-hand reports by top-flight journalists on the coverage of major science news events, essays and sidebars on surfacing questions in journalism ethics and behavior, and practical advice from old hands on avoiding pitfalls. A section on useful tips for freelancers is also featured in every issue — from market surveys to what's happening with book and magazine contracts.

Lynne Friedmann, editor since 2000, has a background in journalism and biology. She was a public information officer for the Developmental Biology Center at UC Irvine and the west coast media representative for the National Academies of Science and Engineering before becoming a science communications consultant and freelance science writer in 1988.

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