Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

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Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

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Apoorva Mandavilli (@apoorva_nyc), a seasoned science journalist known for both superb narrative writing and breaking news coverage, is the recipient of the 2019 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting. The prize is awarded annually by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW).

CASW News

The winner of the 2019 Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, an annual prize for young science journalists, is Ryan Cross, assistant editor at Chemical & Engineering News.Cross received the award and its $1,... more
In the summer of 2018, Elizabeth Whitman travelled to the Middle East to explore Jordan’s water crisis and to learn how the government is responding. Her story, “A land without water: the scramble to stop... more
(Sep. 24, 2019) Freelance writer and CASW Showcase Managing Editor Shannon Hall is on leave for the next few weeks. She'll be stranded in the Arctic with the largest polar research excursion in history,... more
CASW is pleased to announce the appointment of Seattle-area science writer and editor W. Wayt Gibbs (@WaytGibbs) as director of New Horizons in Science, CASW's annual science briefings for science writers... more
CASW is happy to annouce that two journalists have been awarded travel fellowships to attend New Horizons in Science briefings at ScienceWriters2019.Bobbi Booker (@bobbibooker) is an award-winning... more
Five science writers from Argentina, Costa Rica and Mexico have been selected to receive Regional Travel Fellowships to attend ScienceWriters2019, the annual conference of U.S. science writers, October 25... more
Online registration for ScienceWriters2019, featuring the 57th presentation of CASW's New Horizons in Science briefings, is now open at https://sciencewriters2019.org. The conference will take place... more
Planetary scientist Steven W. Squyres, lead scientist for the long-lived Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, has been selected by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW) to present the... more
Congratulations, WCSJ2019 Travel Fellows! Among the 100 recipients from 53 countries who won travel fellowships to attend WCSJ2019, the 11th World Conference of Science Journalists, was a group of travel... more
Readers are demanding more intelligent nonfiction books, according to the trade publication The Bookseller. Alex Preston writes in The Guardian, “These uncertain times have seen a renewed interest in... more

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