Science does not stop at the US-Mexico border, and neither should science reporting. But it does. Despite past efforts, some of the most important issues of our time–such as health and the environment–fail to reach the public’s awareness. Together with two co-organizers, Lynne Friedmann and S. Lynne Walker, I hope to change that. [Read more…] about Awarded Idea Grant to develop unique workshop
The 490-seat Kahilu Theater in Waimea on the island of Hawaii plays host once a month to lectures by world-class astronomers who study the sky with the Keck Telescopes, located atop Mauna Kea, and better, the lectures are free and open to the public….more in Hana Hou!
This week I’m participating in the Knight Digital Media Center’s Independent Journalist Workshop at UC Berkeley. My class is the second ever. I am the only science journalist; others are community news reporters. Highly capable instructors pack our days with all digital training from every angle–tools and strategies that will move my work from print to the digital age. My capstone project is to develop my blog about the sense of smell into an engaging, creative online community. It’s an amazing group of people from whom I learn so much. Thanks, KDMC!
Three times in the charm! I’ve applied for a career grant from the National Association of Science Writers three times and was successful in the last round. That means that I can now invest in a suit of digital media tools that I need to grow in my career as a journalist. Thanks, NASW!
A turbulent confluence of the bluewater Amazon River and a major blackwater tributary, the Rio Negro, in northern Brazil creates a phenomenon visible from space where these two rivers meet but refuse to mix…more in ChemMatters.
Seismic shifts in the publishing industry mean big changes for writers. In June 2010, 125 freelance writers and 50 editors gathered together on the Stanford campus to hash it out…[More at ScienceWriters].
I was at home in Hawaii, alone, relaxing after a dinner of leftovers from a party I hosted the night before: macaroni and cheese with manchego and chorizo, tossed greens, a glass of Rioja and…more in The New York Times.
As advances in genetics continue to flow from the laboratory into the clinic—and, increasingly, into courts—it’s crucial to parse the influence of gene-based technologies…more in Nature Medicine.