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CASW is now accepting applications for Taylor/Blakeslee University Fellowships for the 2018-19 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

CASW News

January 11, 2018—Although the 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists is history, the experience and content of the conference continues. CASW was pleased to join with our conference partners in... more
Learn more about what CASW and our partners are doing, through a new newsletter for our friends and all supporters of excellence in science writing. Announcing CASW Spotlight.
Sharon Begley, a seasoned medical reporter who is senior science writer at STAT, is the recipient of the 2017 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting.Judges cited Begley for the... more
The winner of the 2017 Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, an annual prize for young science journalists, is Eric Boodman, a reporter at STAT.Boodman received the award and its $1,000 prize for four stories in... more
After almost seven decades at The San Francisco Chronicle, former CASW President David Perlman will finally close his reporter's notebook on August 4, retiring at the age of 98 after an accomplished... more
Five writers with varied backgrounds in crime and business reporting, science and education have been awarded the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing's prestigious Taylor/Blakeslee... more
Program themes, additional plenary sessions and fundraising progress were described by the organizers of the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2017) at a press conference during the Annual... more
(January 27, 2017) Jennifer Lu, now studying toward a master's degree in journalism at the University of Missouri, has won a $5,000 special reporting grant from CASW’s Taylor-Blakeslee university graduate... more
United States science writers have started a special individual donation campaign to bring their international colleagues to San Francisco in October 2017 for the 10th World Conference of Science... more
  Theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg shared his thoughts about the state of quantum mechanics with science writers attending CASW's 54th New Horizons in Science briefing in San... more

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