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The remarkable David Perlman (1918–2020) covered science for the San Francisco Chronicle for 60 years and served as a CASW board member and president. Inspired by Dave’s commitment, we invite you to support the future of science journalism in two ways:

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CASW News

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
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
Two recent Taylor/Blakeslee Graduate Fellows have been awarded CASW’s first Taylor/Blakeslee Mentored Science Journalism Project Fellowships, small grants for independent reporting projects that come with... more
Six talented journalists with experience in research, writing and policy have been awarded prestigious Taylor/Blakeslee University Fellowships for 2019-20 from the Council for the Advancement of... more
May 7, 2018—The organizers of the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists are pleased to announce plans for a suite of activities to extend the impact of the October 2017 conference in San Francisco... more

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