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

Commentaries on the proposed NASW constitutional amendment; NASW Board election results for 2016-18; science writers and playwrights collaborate in Seattle; 2016 Science in Society Awards, Clark/Payne and Victor Cohn Prize winners; a rundown on self-employment taxes; the birth of FOIA Wiki; and the death of SciLogs. Full text visible to NASW members only.

Background on the proposed amendment to the NASW constitution to change the qualifications for officers; creating science animations; analyzing the new GMO report; an unintended side effect of transparency; EurekAlert's 20th birthday; a new First Amendment center for the digital age; a preview of ScienceWriters 2016; candidate statements for the NASW Board; and tax planning for writers. Full text visible to NASW members only.

Building a public radio science desk, the debut of Undark, a preview of ScienceWriters2016, results of NASW's spending priorities survey, tax write-offs for medical insurance, plus the usual departments, book reviews, and news about NASW members. Full text visible to NASW members only.

Requiem for The Why Files; Jeff Hecht's guide to self-republishing; an update on the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017; what writers should know about IRS audits; plus the usual departments, book reviews, and news about NASW members. Full text visible to NASW members only.

Recapping ScienceWriters2015 in Cambridge, Mass.; the winners of NASW's and CASW's annual awards; when to record your freelance income for tax purposes; plus the usual departments, book reviews, and news about NASW members. Full text visible to NASW members only.

A preview of ScienceWriters2015 in Cambridge, Mass., and reviews of WCSJ2015 in Seoul, with the threat of MERS looming and a Nobel laureate making news with his remarks about women; Faye Flam critiques John Bohannon's chocolate diet sting; why every writer should have a letter of final instruction and what needs to be in it; how the Jeopardy television game show makes sure it's getting the science right; and what software is best for organizing a book. Full text visible to NASW members only.

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.