Tag Archives: science journalism

#AAAS in 140 or less

As many of you know, I have a love-hate relationship with Twitter. #ilovewaffles (1/2) Some days, I’m tempted to relinquish my membership for reasons that will remain mysterious, (2/2) and other days, I eagerly watch my Twitter feed as if … Continue reading

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Marvelous mentors at AAAS

Where there are science writers, there’s schmoozing. And parties during the AAAS meeting last week elevated the evening social gathering to a new standard of sophistication. One event, at the Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C., featured fancy finger food and … Continue reading

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Science hype

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration is notoriously good at finding means for justifying its science budget, sometimes deploying what amounts to science fiction (see vintage hype image gallery in a separate post). Mostly, though, it’s simple hype. All … Continue reading

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Open Notebook: A new site about the craft of science journalism

A new website called The Open Notebook just launched focusing on the craft of science journalism, and I think it’s well worth checking out. The website features interviews with science writers about recent stories they’ve published. It seems like a … Continue reading

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tales of a twitterpated writer

The Story By William Blake-Drake Story! Story! yet to write In the newsrooms of the night, What nocturnal journalist Could frame thy lede and nutgraf/gist? In what distant source or two Burn the quotes I need for you? On what … Continue reading

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confessions of a neophyte twit

On Saturday, I did something I swore I would never do. I opened a Twitter account. Until then, I’d managed to avoid Twitter.  It annoyed me.  Its over-exposed ubiquity made me want to don a Twitter-stealth-shield that would deflect any … Continue reading

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