2016 ScienceWriters

Join us at the ScienceWriters conference occurring October 28 to November 1 in San Antonio, TX. This annual event is co-organized by the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. Our session below will describe our science communication (#SciComm) diversity travel fellowship as well as other topics. Read about the event from the NASW newsletter.

Practical Strategies for Science & Health Journalism Diversity

Minority journalists of color from the Black, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian communities are severely underrepresented in the science communication profession. The non-profit DiverseScholar, using NASW Idea grant funds, created a diversity travel fellowship to address this problem. We also created Science Journalism 101 and Science Pitch Slam sessions at minority journalism conferences. We will also discuss the role of broadcast versus writing channels to reach minority communities, the creation of culturally-sensitive health press services to support underfunded minority publications, and outreaching to communities of non-English dominant science reporters such as the Mexican Network of Science Journalists. Social media hashtag: #SciCommDiversity

Alberto I. Roca, Ph.D., Chair
Executive Director, DiverseScholar (a project of Community Partners)
Founding Editor, MinorityPostdoc.org

Danielle Lee, Ph.D.
Blogger, The Urban Scientist

Jacqueline Howard
Feature Writer, CNN Health

Mallory Black
Reporter, Native Health News Alliance

Emiliano Rodriguez Mega
Freelance Science Journalist

last updated 31-Oct-2016