Field Guide for Science Writers The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers

ISBN-10: 0195174992
ISBN-13: 9780195174991
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: This is the official text for the National Association of Science Writers. In the eight years since the publication of the first edition of A Field Guide for Science Writing, much about the world has changed. Some of the leading issues in today's  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

This is the official text for the National Association of Science Writers. In the eight years since the publication of the first edition of A Field Guide for Science Writing, much about the world has changed. Some of the leading issues in today's political marketplace - embryonic stem cell research, global warming, health care reform, space exploration, genetic privacy, germ warfare - are informed by scientific ideas. Never has it been more crucial for the laypublic to be scientifically literate. That's where science writers come in. And that's why it's time for an update to the Field Guide, already a staple of science writing graduate programs across the country. The academic community has recently recognized how important it is for writers to become more sophisticated, knowledgeable, and skeptical about what the write. More than 50 institutions now offer training in science writing. In addition mid-career fellowships for science writers are growing, giving journalists the chance to return to major universities for specialized training. We applaud these developments, and hope to be part of them with this new edition of the Field Guide. In A Field Guide for Science Writers, 2nd Edition, the editors have assembled contributions from a collections of experinced journalists who are every bit as stellar as the group that contributed to the first edition. In the end, what we have are essays written by the very best in the science writing profession. These wonderful writers have written not only about style, but about content, too. These leaders in the profession describe how they work their way through the informationglut to find the gems worth writing about. We also have chapters that provide the tools every good science writer needs: how to use statistics, how to weigh the merits of conflicting studies in scientific literature, how to report about risk. And, untimately, how to write.

Robin Marantz Henig is the author of six books, including "A Dancing Matrix: How Science Confronts Emerging Viruses". She routinely writes about science & medicine for such publications as the "New York Times Magazine" & "USA Today". She lives in Maryland.

Foreword
Learning the Craft
Finding Story Ideas and Sources
Reporting From Science Journals
Understanding and Using Statistics
Writing Well About Science: Techniques From Teachers of Science Writing
Taking Your Story to the Next Level
Finding a Voice and a Style
Choosing Your Market
Small Newspapers
Large Newspapers
Popular Magazines
Trade and Science Journals
Broadcast Science Journalism
Freelance Writing
Science Books
Popular Audiences on the Web
Science Audiences on the Web
Science Editing
Varying Your Writing Style
Deadline Writing
Investigative Reporting
Gee Whiz Science Writing
Explanatory Writing
Narrative Writing
The Science Essay
Covering Stories in the Life Sciences
Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Nutrition
Mental Health
The Biology of Behavior
Human Genetics
Human Cloning and Stem Cells
Covering Stories in the Physical and Environmental Sciences
Technology and Engineering
Space Science
The Environment
Nature
Earth Sciences
Climate
Risk Reporting
Taking a Different Path: Journalists and Public Information Officers
Communicating Science From Institutions
Universities
Institutional Communications During Crisis
Government Agencies
Nonprofits
Museums

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