Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

2016 Cohn Prize nominations accepted online through July 31

TON and CASW launch "story diagrams" series

Science writers head for a science city deep in the heart of Texas

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

CASW elects new board members, officers

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

In Focus

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing announces the launch of CASW Showcase (, a website that provides an up-close look at award-winning science journalism to provide inspiration and insight to science writers, especially those who are learning the craft.


CASW honors extraordinary writing on medical science with the annual Victor Cohn prize. Nominations for the 17th annual award, to be given in October at ScienceWriters2016, will be accepted... more
Today we’re thrilled to announce a new collaboration that we hope will benefit science writers at all levels of experience, from students to veterans. With support from the Gordon and Betty Moore... more
Six science-trained journalists who have pursued their passions for science and writing in locations as diverse as Mexico and Yemen have been awarded the Council for the Advancement of Science... more
The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing is pleased to announce that three new members have joined the board, while two continuing board members are rotating into officer slots. Board and... more
CASW's 54th presentation of the New Horizons in Science briefing will take place in the seventh-largest city in the US this year: San Antonio, Texas. Just ahead of the Día de los Muertos, science... 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
"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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