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

Do scientists have the right to review stories about their work?

It's an ongoing source of tension between scientists and the science journalists reporting on them: many scientists believe they have the right to review any reporting of their work, while many science journalists and science outlets argue they don't. In this piece in Undark magazine, reporter Dana Smith looks into the issue, interviewing both scientists … Continue reading Do scientists have the right to review stories about their work?

American Geophysical Union journalism award entries due

The American Geophysical Union sponsors three journalism awards - the David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism for news writing, the Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism for feature writing, and the Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism (not offered in 2018). The awards are open to any journalist … Continue reading American Geophysical Union journalism award entries due

Mayo Clinic-Cronkite medical journalism fellowship – applications due soon

The Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, in partnership with the Mayo Clinic, offers a one-week medical journalism fellowship "comprised of a week of interactive discussions, hands-on learning and experiential activities designed to bolster the knowledge and skills that top professional journalists need to cover medicine". There are 15 all-expenses-paid fellowships … Continue reading Mayo Clinic-Cronkite medical journalism fellowship – applications due soon

Last call for 2018 Knight Science Journalism MIT fellowships

Applications for the nine-month fellowship program with the Knight Science Journalism program at MIT are due by February 28, 2018. The fellowships are offered to just ten science journalists each year from around the world, and enable participants to attend field trips, seminars and training sessions, develop a course of study, and produce a research … Continue reading Last call for 2018 Knight Science Journalism MIT fellowships

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