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Journalism partners unveil 2021-22 National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships program

Writers to gather in Colorado and online for ScienceWriters2021

Cohn Prize journalists battle misinformation during pandemic

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

In Focus

(June 17, 2021) The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW), the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), and the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) have announced the selection of the inaugural class of the National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellows. 

The 2021 fellowship class, profiled here, includes:


CASW and the National Association of Science Writers are pleased to announce that ScienceWriters2021 will be held as a hybrid event, with an in-person gathering in Colorado October 8-11.In an announcement... more
Freelance science writer and editor Robin Lloyd (@RobinLloyd99) has been elected president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, a nonprofit organization working to increase the... more
CASW is pleased to announce the award of a Taylor/Blakeslee Mentored Science Journalism Project Fellowship to Brett Simpson (@brettvsimpson). The fellowship, which is awarded competitively to a current or... more
Ed Yong (@edyong209), a staff writer for The Atlantic, is the recipient of the 2020 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting. Judges for the prize, awarded annually by the Council for... more
Six talented journalists passionate about science, health, the environment, and social justice have been awarded prestigious Taylor/Blakeslee University Fellowships for 2021–22 from the Council for the... more
Journalists interested in building careers reporting on science, health and the environment are eligible to apply for new cross-disciplinary fellowships designed to provide training, networking, mentoring... more
by Brooke Dulka | I sat in front of my laptop, headphones on and pen poised. A long week of virtual conference events lay ahead, but that day I was fresh, rested, and ready. On October 15, 2020, I... more
In the leadup to ScienceWriters2020, the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing and the National Association of Science Writers will be offering a free, weekly series for members of the media and... more
“We are living in Coronavirus Standard Time,” says science journalist Jon Cohen, “where each day is like seven in the old world we used to know.”“Each day I wake up and see or hear or learn something I... more
The winner of the 2020 Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, an annual prize for young science journalists, is New York Times science and health reporter Katherine J. Wu (@KatherineJWu).Wu received the award and... more


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