Resources for PhDs interested in science writing and journalism

Kim Petrie
November 26, 2013

In December 2012, our PhD Career Connections speaker Carmen Drahl shared a handout with ideas, web resources, and career information about science journalism. Here is that list, with hyperlinks. Thanks Carmen!

Trying your hand at writing
Chemistry professor Michelle Francl's "Writing Science" course exercises
Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop http://sciwrite.org/
*Search for your university's writing center, press office, alumni newsletter, or newspaper to find writing opportunities.*

Networking with other science writers
http://www.sciencewriters2012.org/
http://www.aaas.org/meetings/
http://scio14.wikispaces.com/

Professional Societies in science writing and allied areas
http://www.nasw.org/
http://casw.org/
http://amwa.org/
http://www.healthjournalism.org/

Blogs about science journalism
http://ksjtracker.mit.edu/
http://retractionwatch.wordpress.com/
http://embargowatch.wordpress.com/
http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/
http://www.cjr.org/the_observatory/

Top science writing grad programs
http://journalism.nyu.edu/graduate/courses-of-study/science-health-and-environmental-reporting/
http://www.bu.edu/com/academics/journalism/
http://web.mit.edu/sciwrite/
http://advanced.jhu.edu/academic/writing/science-medical/
http://scicom.ucsc.edu/SciWriting.html

Books
A Field Guide for Science Writers
Writers' Market
The Best American Science Writing (yearly)

How other science writers got their start
http://bit.ly/sciwriters/

Where to look for science writing jobs and internships
http://www.mediabistro.com/
http://www.journalismjobs.com/

NASW jobs- membership required
http://www.hittmedicalwriting.com/hmw/the-hittlist/
http://www.usajobs.com/
http://www.linkedin.com/