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Storytelling, selling your story, and making stories better: A #DCSWA15 reading list

The DC Science Writer’s Association professional development day was this Saturday. It was an inspiring day with lots of food for thought! Storytelling was definitely a theme in several sessions, as was the notion of “selling” your story, whether it’s to an … Continue reading

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Finding the Higgs (video)

This little video seems to have brought some attention to my website in the last two days. It’s true that I did indeed play a role in the video’s early release coming to light on July 3. But as an … Continue reading

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What I learned at summer camp

I asked everyone this question when filming the clips for the video I put together because, by day 9, there was no doubt that we were at the closest thing there could be to summer camp for grown-up science geeks. … Continue reading

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MBL: Fun with video

Well that certainly went by quickly. I wish I would have posted more updates from the MBL biomedical journalism fellowship, but for now I’ll leave you with two videos I put together. I must brag a little: I recorded the … Continue reading

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Greetings from the Marine Biological Laboratory!

I’m spending the next nine days at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, as a Logan Science Journalism Biomedical Fellow. There are seven journalists on the biomedical course, and we’re here to get a hands-on understanding of cell … Continue reading

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Reading list for #DCSWA professional development day

I moved back to Washington, D.C. in April after 4 years in Cambridge, England. Conveniently, the DC Science Writers Association was holding its annual professional development day just after my arrival, which gave me a great opportunity to meet up … Continue reading

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ASNE’s advice on social media: but too much fear and not really ‘best practices’ « The Buttry Diary

Commentary from Steve Buttry on social media guidelines for news editors: Editors are starting to accept social tools and understand their importance. But they remain afraid of social media. Their need to control remains an impediment to innovation. That’s my … Continue reading

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Q&A: Taking Mathematics to Heart

This was a fun Q&A to do. One of my colleagues spotted a press release about an article on mathematical cardiology that was published in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. I called up the author, John Wesley Cain, … Continue reading

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Q&A: Finding and Exploiting Cancer’s Weaknesses

My latest story posted on Science Careers: Oncologist David Solit, 41, has some close professional role models: His father was a surgeon and his grandfather a family practitioner. Like many doctors who pursue oncology, he became interested in the disease … Continue reading

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Science Communication 101 bibliography « through the looking glass

I do love reading lists, and Alice Bell has pulled together an excellent one. View it here: Science Communication 101 bibliography « through the looking glass.

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