The 2019 World Conference of Science Journalists - a biennial event held next year in Lausanne - is inviting applications for travel fellowships to enable journalists to attend who might not otherwise be able to. The conference is the flagship event of the World Federation of Science Journalists, and attracts thousands of journalists, editors and … Continue reading Travel fellowships for the 2019 World Conference of Science Journalists
Australia's only festival entirely focused on science writing is celebrating its second happening on Saturday 3 November in Sydney. This event is a remarkable gathering of who's who in science writing, journalism, non-fiction, fiction and poetry. Sessions include 'Writing about science in a post-truth world', Frankenstein's Monster: scientific hubris', 'Loving the apocalypse', and 'Writing Nature' … Continue reading Quantum Words science writing festival, 3 November, Sydney
The Open Notebook has waded into a debate that has been going on since the early days of modern science journalism: do you need a science degree to be a science journalist? This great piece by journalist Aneri Pattani tackles the question nicely, by outlining the advantages - and disadvantages - that a science degree … Continue reading Do you need a science degree to be a science journalist?
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' annual Media Award of Excellence is open for entries. The award "acknowledges the important role the media play in informing decision makers and the public about women’s health ". This year's award is open to print, radio, television or online reports published/broadcast between 1 … Continue reading RANZCOG (ObGyn) media award open for entries
The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards honour "professional journalists for distinguished reporting on the sciences, engineering, and mathematics". They're open to journalists around the world, and categories include newspapers, magazines, television, audio, video, online and children's science news. Entries for the 2018 awards are due by 1 August; details are here.
Katia Moskvitch, editor at Wired UK, has tweeted a call for freelance science writers: "Hello, science writers! @WiredUK is looking for awesome freelance science writers. If you know how to spot cool stories no one else has - on Arxiv etc - & can write quirky physics, space, comp sci, biology stories - get in … Continue reading Wired UK looking for freelance science writers
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
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
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
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