Quarterly activity roundup

Take a look at what our colleagues are reading about us in the latest issue of ScienceWriters, the quarterly magazine for members of the National Association of Science Writers. Thanks to Richard Saltus for the writeup and Dianne Finch for the photos. Continue reading

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Building a Future in Health & Science Journalism

Building Online Communities in Health, Science and Technology News

The future of health, science and technology journalism is being forged, in part, by several reporters and editors in the Boston area who have taken the lead in creating online news operations serving specific audiences in new ways. Continue reading

Video and audio of journalist-blogging event

Courtesy gazzaPax/Creative Commons License.

About 50 people joined us at the Harvard Faculty Club 19 January 2011 for our health and science journalism blogging panel.

The video and audio of the event are now available at MIT Tech TV, thanks to the generous support of the National Association of Science Writers. The video was produced by Dianne Finch and filmed by Finch and Arezu Sarvestani. Finch is the multimedia manager at the Knight Science Journalism program. Continue reading

Blog about it: NESW event 19 Jan 2011

New England Science Writers is kicking off the new year with a dazzling panel on blogging about health & science on Wed. 19 Jan. It’s on track to be a sell-out event. Twitter hashtag: #nesciblog11

The panel features:

* Daniel Carlat (http://carlatpsychiatry.blogspot.com)
* Ivan Oransky (http://embargowatch.wordpress.com, http://retractionwatch.wordpress.com)
* Gary Schwitzer (http://www.healthnewsreview.org/blog/)
* Rachel Zimmerman (http://commonhealth.wbur.org/)
Moderated by Alison Bass (http://alison-bass.blogspot.com/)

Panelists will talk about why they blog and how it’s helped them gain an audience and better establish themselves as credible experts in their fields. They will provide tips on how to blog and build up  readership and discuss how blogs fit into the larger universe of health and science journalism. We’re planning lots of time for discussion. Continue reading