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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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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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Kavli Science Journalism Awards: a #AAASmtg 2011 reading list

One of my favorite parts of the AAAS annual meeting used to be scoring a copy of the book of reprints of the science journalism award-winning articles. The 1998 meeting was my first, and as a graduate student I figured … Continue reading

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Why Ed Yong is the Future of Science News (and You Could Be, Too) | Retort

Yet the universe of journalistic options beyond simple news, timelines and so on can be extremely large, if more of us start experimenting and finding new ways to bring all our intelligence to the job of telling compelling stories about … Continue reading

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