ABSW board member elected to the board of WFSJ
ABSW board member, Dr. Sunny Bains, tech journalist, editor, and educator, currently at UCL, has been elected to the board of the World Federation of Science Journalists.
The 30 voting delegates of national science journalism associations from around the world elected three new members to the board.
The other two elected board members – out of six candidates running in the election – are Andrada Fiscutean from Romania, and M. Harry Surjadi from Indonesia. “All six candidates have an impressive background, are enthusiastic and are already engaged on behalf of our community,” the WFSJ said.
I, Mammal by Liam Drew
Humans are mammals. Most of us appreciate that at some level. But what does it mean for us to have more in common with a horse and an elephant than we do with a parrot, snake or frog?
After a misdirected football left new father Liam Drew clutching a uniquely mammalian part of his anatomy, he decided to find out more. Considering himself as a mammal first and a human second, Liam delves into ancient biological history to understand what it means to be mammalian.
Senior Planner/Strategist, KISS Communications - Cambridge
KISS is looking for an experienced science writer to join our growing team. You will have a history of quality B2B copywriting, ideally with some B2C, with a scientific/technical skew across our key sectors. Agri knowledge is a bonus.
You will possess strong analytical skills and the ability to prioritise tasks and deal with conflicting deadlines. A passion for writing is an absolute must, together with an understanding of our clients’ key target audiences and the type of platform your work is to play out on – press release, article, blog, social media, website copy, print collateral etc.
ABSW travel grants for CIJ Summer Conference Awarded
Congratulations to ABSW members
Who have all been awarded a £500 ABSW travel grant to attend the Investigative Journalism Summer Conference: Where new tools meet traditional craft on 4-6 July 2019 in London, UK.
European Science Journalist of the Year - finalists announced
Finalists from 2018 at the European Conference of Science Journalists awards ceremony
After reviewing 25 entries, from countries throughout Europe, the judges have agreed on the finalists for European Science Journalist of the Year 2019.
Preventing another Theranos Scandal: ABSW Science & Technology Journalism Summer School
The scandal surrounding Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, the company she set up to develop a new generation of blood-testing equipment, is still unfolding. Apart from anything else, we’ve yet to find out whether Holmes will go to jail. However, the case has already been well documented: there’s a book (Bad Blood), a podcast (The Dropout), a documentary (The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley). From what we know already, journalists were – at least in part – complicit in this company being able to fool investors, partners, patients, and the wider public. They were also instrumental in uncovering the Theranos fraud.