Cancer World Journalism Award invites entries

The international magazine Cancer World, published by the European School of Oncology, runs a journalism award that "encourages, celebrates and rewards journalists who deliver insights into the personal and social impact of the disease, and efforts to change policy, practice or advocacy." The award is open to print, online, radio, video or television, published between … Continue reading Cancer World Journalism Award invites entries

Entries invited for Eureka Prize for Science Journalism

Entries are now invited for the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes - Australia's 'Oscars of Science' - which include a prize for science journalism, sponsored by the Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. The Eureka Prize for Science Journalism is awarded to an Australian journalist or team of journalists "whose work is assessed as having … Continue reading Entries invited for Eureka Prize for Science Journalism

Applications open for Copyright Agency Cultural Fund grants

Applications are now open for the Copyright Agency Limited Cultural Fund's annual grants for Australian writers, publishers and artists. The IGNITE grants provide up to $5000 to an individual to enable them to "to acquire knowledge, to undertake mentorships, internships, residencies, leadership opportunities, and strategic promotional opportunities." In 2017, I was fortunate enough to receive … Continue reading Applications open for Copyright Agency Cultural Fund grants

Media fellowships in environmental law

The Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center is offering fellowships to full-time online, print and broadcast journalists (including freelance) who report on the environment to attend a two-week course at the facility in June/July this year. The course enables attendees to "learn from experienced litigators who have won major cases and from policy experts in climate change, … Continue reading Media fellowships in environmental law

Going digital: inside science journalism’s newest online outlets

The Open Notebook (which is a brilliant resource for science journalists, in case you haven't already discovered it) has just featured a Q&A with the editors of some of the newer digital science journalism outlets, and online publications that include science coverage, namely Undark, Hakai, Buzzfeed, Axios and STAT. It offers a fascinating glimpse into … Continue reading Going digital: inside science journalism’s newest online outlets

Marine Biological Laboratory Science Journalism fellowships now open

The Marine Biological Laboratory at the University of Chicago is inviting applications for its Science Journalism Program fellowships for science, health and environmental journalists. The environmental hands-on research program involves a ten-day program of "field and laboratory science immersion at the MBL in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world center for marine, biomedical, and environmental science, … Continue reading Marine Biological Laboratory Science Journalism fellowships now open

Entries for Kavli Prize journalism scholarships close January 15

The World Federation of Science Journalists is offering five international scholarships for journalists to attend the Kavli Prize week in Oslo (1-6 September, 2018). The Kavli Prize has been awarded every two years since 2008 in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. The prize consists of 1 million US dollars in each field, and a gold medal presented … Continue reading Entries for Kavli Prize journalism scholarships close January 15

World Conference of Science Journalists 2017 session videos available online

The recent World Conference of Science Journalists featured some stand-out presentations, and some of those are now available as online videos on the WCSJ2017 website. These include Dr Jennifer Doudna's illuminating talk about CRISPR, Dr Alberto Cairo's brilliant presentation on data visualisation, and panels on pseudoscience in authoritarian regimes, fact checking, reporting on sexual harassment … Continue reading World Conference of Science Journalists 2017 session videos available online

Call for entries – Best Australian Science Writing anthology

The entry window for New South Publishing's 2018 Best Australian Science Writing anthology is now open, and this year's editor John Pickrell is calling for news, features, essays, blog posts, book excerpts, scripts and poetry covering the length and breadth of science. Published pieces must have appeared in print or online in 2017 or 2018 and … Continue reading Call for entries – Best Australian Science Writing anthology

Entries open for British science writing awards

The Association of British Science Writers has invited entries for its annual Science Writers Awards for Britain and Ireland, which includes work by international journalists that has been published in Britain or Ireland. The awards "aim to reward excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics journalism and writing". They include awards for features, news, investigative … Continue reading Entries open for British science writing awards