New book on investigative science writing

Science writers aren't stenographers; an important part of their job in reporting science is also to scrutinise it. To advance that, US science journalist Liza Gross has published The Science Writing Investigative Reporting Handbook: A Beginner's Guide To Investigations, aided by a grant from the National Association of Science Writers. I haven't got to reading … Continue reading New book on investigative science writing

Food Security Journalism Award: entries close 15 June

Written anything about global food security in the past year? The Crawford Fund's Food Security Journalism Award recognises work that explores the theme of global food security, including food supply, production, R&D, trade, food loss and waste, biosecurity, training, and policy issues. The entry window closes on June 15, the winner receives a 'seeing is believing' visit … Continue reading Food Security Journalism Award: entries close 15 June

Food Sustainability Media Awards – entries close 31 May

Written or reported anything about food, agriculture, hunger, obesity, food waste or starvation in the last year? Entries to the Food Sustainability Media Awards, from the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Barilla, close this Thursday 31 May, with EU10,000 up for grabs in prizes. The awards honour reporting on issues such as obesity, hunger, agriculture, food … Continue reading Food Sustainability Media Awards – entries close 31 May

Science journalism fellowship at BuzzFeed Sydney

BuzzFeed News is offering a paid, 12-week fellowship in science journalism at its Sydney office. The fellowship, which was established in partnership with the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science and the Australian Science Media Centre, is based with the head of news and social news reporting in Australia but will also … Continue reading Science journalism fellowship at BuzzFeed Sydney

Arizona State University Sustainability Journalism Fellowship – applications due May 15

Arizone State University offers a Fellowship in Transdisciplinary Science, to support a journalist to be "on the frontlines of research to see how scientists grapple with the problems of today’s world and forge new directions in science". The one-month fellowship provides a stipend of US$8000, and is aimed at mid-career science journalists with at least seven years … Continue reading Arizona State University Sustainability Journalism Fellowship – applications due May 15

Applications invited for Australian Antarctic Division Media Program

The Australian Antarctic Division's Media Program offers journalists the chance to visit Antarctica and Macquarie Island to report on the AAD's activities. The program offers either a one-week trip to Antarctica or two weeks on Macquarie Island during summer. Applicants must have clearly defined story ideas or a targeted proposal, and will work with the AAD … Continue reading Applications invited for Australian Antarctic Division Media Program

Journalist-in-Residence at Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics - also known as the Albert Einstein Institute - is inviting experienced science journalists to apply for residencies at the Potsdam, Germany location. The residencies are open to journalists in any medium, freelance or in-house, and go for up to two months. "The goal is to strengthen the … Continue reading Journalist-in-Residence at Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

CancerWorld Journalism Award – entries due soon

The entry window for CancerWorld magazine's annual journalism award closes soon (May 1), so any journalists who have done in-depth or investigative pieces on cancer are encouraged to get their entries in soon. The categories for the award are patient and carer experience; research, science and treatment; policy, services and affordability; and prevention. The award … Continue reading CancerWorld Journalism Award – entries due soon

Travel grants for Heidelberg Laureate Forum

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum brings together recipients of the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize, along with 200 young researchers from all over the world, in Heidelberg, Germany. This year, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation is offering 15 travel grants for journalists to cover the event, "creating … Continue reading Travel grants for Heidelberg Laureate Forum

World Conference of Science Journalists 2019: call for session proposals

The 2019 World Conference of Science Journalists, held in Lausanne, Switzerland from 1-4 July 2019, has put out a call for session proposals. They are particularly interested in: sessions on investigative and critical science journalism, proposals from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, innovative session formats such as interactive debates and collective brainstorms, … Continue reading World Conference of Science Journalists 2019: call for session proposals