Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

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Jane Hirshfield, who has a long-standing interest in the intersection of literature and the sciences, is the author of 15 much-honored books, including her most recent, Ledger, published today. In this, her ninth collection of poetry, Hirshfield combines scientific precision and poetic vision to explore how human actions (and inactions)... more
La epidemia del coronavirus será una de las historias más urgentes, complejas y de rápido desarrollo de este año. Los periodistas que cubren este tema aprenden a evaluar la evidencia, descifrar la jerga y las estadísticas, encontrar expertos confiables y humanizar historias intimidantes. Aquí hay algunos consejos para tener en cuenta. The post... more
Priyanka Pulla has always been drawn to convoluted stories of disease investigations. So, when her editor at the Indian daily newspaper The Hindu asked her to report on the Nipah virus outbreak that had taken Kerala in India by surprise in 2018, she quickly dove into the scientific literature, following it up with a short three-day reporting trip... more
The coronavirus epidemic will be one of the most urgent, complex, and quickly moving stories of the year. Newsrooms that don’t already have health and science reporters should quickly build up a network of freelancers with experience covering infectious disease and designate a team internally to focus on this story and build their expertise. For... more
When freelancer Douglas Fox examines his work in search of stories worth submitting to journalism competitions, he likes to focus on ones that left an impression on his own life. “When I’m thinking about what story to submit (or whether to even submit one at all), I’m really looking for what story had the biggest impact on me, through the process... more
Millions of feral cats are devastating Australia’s population of small mammals found only on the continent. To staunch sky-high extinction rates, the government has ordered a massive culling of the feline predators, to the dismay of cat lovers around the world. In her New York Times Magazine story, Jessica Camille Aguirre unpacks this polarizing... more
Let’s say you want to dip your toes into graphic journalism but are worried because you think you can’t draw. Luckily, making graphic journalism isn’t so much a test of your drawing abilities as it is about making words and images work together. You can begin illustrating even without an art background. Here are some strategies for getting... more
Sara Shipley Hiles is an associate professor of professional practice at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Before teaching, she was a freelance journalist and staff writer at publications including The Times-Picayune in New Orleans and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She specializes in science, health, and environmental journalism and... more
The Craft of Science Writing comes out today! It’s available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook forms wherever you like to buy books. The post <i>The Craft of Science Writing</i> Publishes Today appeared first on The Open Notebook.
Los periodistas tienden a creer que simplemente exponer los problemas es suficiente para crear un cambio. Pero ese modelo puede ser contraproducente, especialmente con cuestiones complejas y continuas, como el cambio climático y la epidemia de opioides. Cuando la cobertura se convierte en un tambor negativo constante, el público puede alejarse.... more