The Envelope, Please
Showcase’s blog provides site updates as well as news and commentary from the world of science writing awards.
Shannon Hall • Interviews • January 12, 2018
Sarah Wild was ready to leave science journalism. Then, she won a AAAS Kavli Gold award — helping her renew some of her faith in the field and her abilities. Here, Showcase talks to her about her experiences and learns what it takes to stay afloat in a difficult field.
Robin Lloyd • Education • November 14, 2017
Editor’s note: Since Showcase and The Open Notebook launched Storygrams, we have thought a lot about how they can be used in the classroom. We asked Robin Lloyd, who teaches science journalism at NYU, to explain how she attempted the task during […]
Shannon Hall • Interviews • October 25, 2017
Eric Boodman’s stories consistently engage the reader in highly original topics with the help quirky characters, deep reporting, fun details and so much more. It’s no wonder he won this year’s Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, an annual prize for young science journalists. Here, Showcase picks his brain.
Shannon Hall • Interviews • July 13, 2017
You could say that Carl Zimmer is every young science writer’s aspiration. He has written 12 popular science books, two textbooks and hundreds of articles for places like The New York Times, National Geographic, Time, Scientific American, Science and Popular Science. At Showcase, we wanted to discover his secret — particularly when it comes to winning those awards. Here’s a Q & A with Zimmer.
Amber Dance • Education • April 26, 2017
Editor’s Note: One of our hopes for Showcase is that it will be used as a tool in the classroom and in discussions of science journalism. Here, freelance science writer Amber Dance explains how she used Showcase to help guide a talk at […]
Stephen S. Hall • Education • September 28, 2016
Since Showcase launched Storygrams — professional annotations of award-winning science journalism — we have thought a lot about the value of textual analysis and its use in the classroom. Here, we asked Stephen S. Hall, a professor of science journalism, to explain his favorite classroom exercise.
Shannon Hall • Interviews • September 6, 2016
Natalie Wolchover’s stories consistently engage the reader in tough topics with the help of masterful ledes, smart transitions, easy-to-understand analogies, quirky characters and so much more. It’s no wonder she won this year’s Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, an annual prize for young science journalists. Here, Showcase picks her brain.