Here is a chance to nominate a colleague or self-nominate for the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing most prestigious prize – the Cohn Prize for excellence in medical science reporting.
The award celebrates a journalist who has produced a body of work that is tough, high-impact medical journalism. Since the award was launched in 2000, mostly reporters at larger mainstream media organizations have won the award. But freelancers are also eligible. There is a wealth of very impactful work written about health science produced at less-visible Black owned or regional outlets.
No doubt that the nomination committee has been missing out on great medical science reporting directed at minority audiences. This year, CASW will consider online work. This opens up a tremendous opportunity for NABJ members, specifically Healthy NABJ and Digital Journalism Task Force journalists.
The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 31, 2013. Apply online or by mail. Nominators and candidates may submit materials here. Letters of
support may be uploaded either as part of the nomination package or via a separate submission form provided for recommenders.
Prize includes a $3,000 cash award and travel to ScienceWriters2014 annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. More information about the award, including a list of previous awardees, is here.
Best of luck.
Interested in learning more about science writing and science writing career resources, then check out these Science and Diversity in Science Writing resources:
- #DivSciWri = Diversity and Science Writing/Diverse Science Writers hashtag;
- @TheDarkSci – Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to African-American audiences through media advocacy;
- @CultureDish – Cultivating diversity in science writing; and
- Voices: A blog at Scientific American that explores and celebrates diversity in science.
Additional Science and Health Science Writing resources:
- @AHCJ – Association of Health Care Journalists is an independent, nonprofit org. improving health care journalism;
- @ScienceWriting – Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. CASW organizes New Horizons in Science and other programs for science writers; and
- @ScienceWriters – National Association of Science Writers fosters the dissemination of accurate information regarding science.
Dr. Danielle N. Lee, @DNLee5, is a science blogger and member of the National Science & Technology News Service.
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism will hold a free webinar, “Social Media ROI for Journalists,” March 4 at 4:00 p.m ET (noon PT). In 2013, more and more newsrooms will revisit their social media strategy and ask, “What’s our return on investment?” How do we know if our newsroom is doing social “correctly”? What does this mean for our organization’s bottom line?
The National Association of Black Journalists’ Region III will hold a conference, “Diversity, Inclusion and YOU: The New DIY,” March 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Charleston, in Charleston, S.C. The conference program will offer participants an opportunity to sharpen old skills, learn new ones, and engage in valuable networking. A college scholarship and the Region III Achievers Award will be presented.
The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists will hold a one-day free program in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 featuring Wharton Professors Mark Pauly and Robert Inman on “The Affordable Care Act” and “Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth,” respectively. Breakfast, lunch and course materials are provided at no cost. A limited number of Southwest Airlines travel scholarships are also available for full time West Coast reporters. Registration is required and available online.
Make your plans now to attend the annual conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, March 27-29, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz. Michael Lewis, author of “Moneyball” and “The Blind Side,” will be among the keynote speakers as he accepts SABEW’s Distinguished Achievement Award. The conference will conclude with a banquet honoring winners of the 19th annual Best in Business awards competition. The conference, to be hosted by The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, is expected to attract several hundred business editors, reporters and producers as well as a wide range of exhibitors.
The post-graduate, multimedia fellow manages and maintains the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire’s website. He or she creates multimedia projects for our website, works with undergraduate interns to develop multimedia projects and provides leadership to a team that produces news stories and projects. Qualified applicants must have professional-level expertise in HTML, content management systems and CSS. Applicants must also have high-level skills in reporting and writing, shooting photos and video using a DSLR camera and editing video. This one-year, post-graduate, multimedia fellowship will begin in late summer 2014 and run through mid-August 2015. The fellowship includes a $22,155 stipend, plus free housing in a furnished apartment shared with the program’s undergraduate interns. The deadline to apply is April 1.
The National Association of Black Journalists will hold its 6th Annual Media Institute on Health: Health Policy and Health Inequities in Washington, D.C., at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center at The Kaiser Family Foundation April 10-12. It is the only conference of its kind to focus exclusively on health disparities in communities of color and provide print, broadcast and digital journalists with tools to effectively report on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act of health care reform and health policy on underserved communities. Journalists and media professionals will leave with resources to inform and empower readers and viewers to action. Registration is $79 for members and $129 for nonmembers.
The best in the business will gather for more than 100 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats at the 2014 IRE conference June 26-29, 2014 in San Francisco. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models.
The National Association of Black Journalists will hold its 39th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Boston July 30-Aug. 3, 2014. Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students are expected to attend to network, participate in professional development sessions and celebrate excellence in journalism.
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