Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

Video of 2015 Patrusky Lecture available

U.S. science writers announce dates, venue, partners for 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

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CASW is now accepting applications for Taylor/Blakeslee University Fellowships for the 2016-17 year.

Underwritten by a grant from the Brinson Foundation, these competitive $5,000 fellowships support professional journalists and students of outstanding ability who are enrolled in graduate-level programs in science writing. They are the only national awards offered specifically to students in U.S. science-writing graduate... more


Amy McDermott, now studying at the University of California, Santa Cruz’s Science Communication Program and already a prolific reporter, writer and editor, has won a $5,000 special reporting grant from... more
CAMBRIDGE, MA (October 10, 2015) — The 10th World Conference of Science Journalists, expected to bring more than 1,200 journalists from around the world to San Francisco, has been scheduled for October 26... more
Yale microbiologist and White House official Jo Handelsman gave a sweeping presentation on microbiome research to science writers attending CASW's 53rd New Horizons in Science briefings at MIT on Oct. 11... more
The winner of the 2015 Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, an annual prize for young science journalists, is Madhumita Venkataramanan, now head of technology coverage for the Telegraph in London.  ... more
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel science and medical reporter Mark Johnson, a career newspaper journalist whose work is marked by its scientific breadth, human impact and storytelling verve, is the recipient of... more
"News & Numbers"—a guidebook for reporting statistical claims and controversies in health and other fields—is now available in a third, updated edition. CASW played a major role... more
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