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CASW opens site membership

In connection with ScienceWriters 2009, CASW is providing online resources that are available with site registration. Registered members can access papers, slides and contact information provided by speakers. They can also create a personal profile for networking with other science writers and New Horizons participants. During and after the meeting, we will invite members' comments and questions.

To join this site, click on the "Member login/register" link at the top of any page. Your name and verified e-mail address are the only required credentials. To comment on a particular briefing or download background information or slides, navigate to the page using the New Horizons program.

New Horizons 2009 video now online

All talks given at the New Horizons in Science conference at the University of Texas at Austin Oct. 18-20 have been captured as video streams and posted at Ustream.tv.

Video from all 16 talks is embedded here:

Or you can go to Ustream.tv and search for "casw." There are two streams at Ustream, labeled CASW 1 and CASW 2.

CASW thanks UT Austin's excellent videographers for making New Horizons 2009 available live online. Please send comments and feedback to Paul Raeburn. If you like this, we'll try to make it a regular feature of New Horizons.

New Horizons Traveling Fellowship Recipients

2017 World Conference of Science Journalists

  • William Funk, freelance environmental writer, Staunton, VA
  • Samantha Lee, multimedia journalist, New York, NY

2016

  • Nancy Averett, freelance writer for national and regional publications, Wyoming, OH
  • Amy Mayer, Harvest Public Media reporter, Iowa Public Radio, Ames, IA
  • Jacob Roberts, staff writer, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2015

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Six science writers have been awarded CASW Travel Fellowships to cover the cost of attending the 2009 New Horizons in Science briefing for journalists, to be hosted by the University of Texas at Austin, October 18-20. The fellowships are intended primarily for reporters from smaller metropolitan print and broadcast news outlets, freelancers and webcasters with a demonstrated interest in science writing. They offer a unique introduction to science reporting that will prove of long-term benefit to the individual and the profession. 

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Denise Grady, a New York Times science reporter, has been selected to receive the 2009 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting in recognition of the unusual breadth and depth of her coverage of a wide range of health issues, both domestic and international.

Victor Cohn Prize 2009

Denise Grady of NY Times Wins Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting

Denise Grady, a New York Times science reporter, is the recipient of the 2009 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting in recognition of the unusual breadth and depth of her coverage of a wide range of health issues, both domestic and international.

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Victor Cohn Prize 2006

Jerome Groopman Wins 2006 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Reporting

Jerome Groopman, a staff writer at The New Yorker and a professor of medicine at Harvard, has been awarded the 2006 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting for stories that combine sensitivity to patients' concerns with a thoughtful analysis of issues and controversies in medicine.

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