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DCSWA Professional Development Day
Saturday, April 12, 2014
8:30 - 4:30

Join your colleagues, friends and fellow science writers for the 2014 DCSWA Professional Development Day!


Our annual professional development event will be held at The American Geophysical Union Building, 2000 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.


The opening plenary lecture will be "How to Communicate Complex Science through Film" by theoretical physicist David Kaplan, the producer of the new movie "Particle Fever."

Events Include:
  • Pitch Slam!
  • Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing: Innovative Tools That Can Assist Reporting and Engage New Audiences
  • Recipes for a Bestseller: Insider Tips on Book Writing
  • Getting Paid for Your Blog, or Why Write for Free?
  • Best Frenemies: PIOs and Journalists
  • Life After Journalism
  • Writing Beautifully
  • Ethics and Social Media
  • Infographics - Why they’re important
All this PLUS breakfast, lunch, snacks and schmoozing!
More details and our low, low pricing! Click here!
aaand the bidding has closed (10 Apr 2014)!


Meghan Rosen wins 2013 DCSWA Newsbrief Award
Honorable mentions to Tina Hesman Saey and Andrew Grant


Washington, D.C., March 18, 2014—The D.C. Science Writers Association (DCSWA) named a winner and two honorable mentions in the fifth annual Science Newsbrief Award.

For the 2013 award, four science writers on the DCSWA board judged more than 60 entries, including print, online, audio, and multimedia pieces. Writers for the D.C.-based magazine Science News swept the awards, earning the top prize plus both honorable mentions.

The winner is Meghan Rosen for “Paralyzed rats relearn to pee” in Science News. Rosen’s “images paint a vivid picture of the physiology of paralysis, while her masterful reporting makes clear the study's importance for human health. Her story, though perhaps not for the squeamish, is an example of short-form science writing at its best,” says one judge. Read more ...

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