Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

Mixed views of science writing's future

CASW joined with the Knight Science Journalism Center at MIT, Harvard's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and other organizations to bring a discussion of "The Future of Science Journalism" to the Cambridge (Mass.) Science Festival on April 28, 2009.

The program's speakers included MIT President Susan Hockfield, New York Times Managing Editor Jill Abramson and a panel introduced by CASW President Cristine Russell.

Full video of the program is available at MIT World. Writing for the Observatory at CJR,  Russell compared the "surprising... air of optimism" among the panelists at this event with the gloomier views expressed at a roundtable later the same week. Additional coverage included liveblogging.