Science Talks - an educational webinar series for journalists
Science Talks – An Educational Webinar Series for Journalists
Science Talks is an educational webinar series for journalists presented by Wiley in partnership with the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). These complimentary, one-hour sessions are hosted by The Wiley Network to provide journalists with on-going training in science topics of particular global importance.
The next webinar, Science Talks with the American Geriatrics Society: What Journalists Need to Know About Healthy Aging, will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:00 am EDT. In this session media will learn:
- What are the dynamics of the aging process and why are we living longer?
- What do geriatricians mean by “healthy aging”?
- How does prevention reduce the risk of serious medical issues?
- What are some of the most common medical issues associated with aging and increased longevity?
- How much physical activity do people over age 50 need? How important is diet in the health of older individuals? What other lifestyle issues are important in healthy aging?
Promote your book at the British Science Festival/Regional Meet Up
We are planning to run a regional meetup at the British Science Festival in Coventry on Friday September 13 as part of a festival takeover of the local arts quarter, Fargo Village. We will most likely run the meetup for members and other science writers at the festival in a bar in this area. However, the festival has offered to provide an author from the ABSW a slot at an evening of 'lightning talks' by science authors held at a local independent bookshop.
ABSW Awards Ceremony 2019
All ABSW members are invited to attend the ABSW Awards Ceremony 2019 to celebrate the very best in science, technology, engineering and mathematics journalism in UK and Ireland.
Join us at the Science Museum's brand new Illuminate event space on Tuesday 28 May 2019 to find out the winners of this year's awards and then afterwards at the same venue for the annual Scientists Meet the Media reception organised by the Science Museum and Royal Society. RSVP is essential by Friday 10 May via the RSVP link below.
The ABSW Awards are sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, plus individual category support from The Royal Society, The Dr Katharine Giles Fund and NUJ Stephen White.
Meet your new ABSW Executive Board
Here are the individuals elected to serve on the ABSW Executive Board at last week's AGM. These individuals will serve two years on the Board as at the AGM the standing orders were amended so that individuals are now elected for two year terms rather than one. Congratulations to them all.
ABSW science sessions at CIJ investigative Summer Conference
The ABSW has partnered up with CIJ for the second year running, to bring the science beat closer to investigative reporters.
We are organizing three sessions on science reporting at the CIJ’s Investigative Journalism Summer Conference: Where new tools meet traditional craft on 4-6 July 2019 in London, UK.
ABSW also has five travel grants for its members to attend the conference, and all ABSW members get 20% discount on registration.
The science sessions this year are the following:
Shortlist for ABSW science prizes at Student Publication Association’s 2019 awards
The ABSW is supporting an award for best science/technology section or publication, and for best science/technology story at the annual student journalism awards.