The Envelope, Please

Showcase’s blog provides site updates as well as news and commentary from the world of science writing awards.

An Awards Program Goes Global

Earl Lane • Awards • July 18, 2016

When the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced a worldwide expansion of the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards last year, it recognized the increasingly global nature of the science journalism community and triggered a challenging effort to retool the historic awards program on the fly. But the scramble was well worth the effort.

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In Awards, Impact Wins

Shannon Hall • General • July 12, 2016

If you think you’ve noticed an imbalance in the topics covered by award-winning science stories lately, you’re right. However wide the umbrella of science journalism, environment and health stories tend to win general science journalism awards, leaving basic science and mathematics in the dust. …






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Learning From the Best

Betsy Mason • Showcase • July 12, 2016

We all know that science journalism faces many challenges these days, but one that I think deserves more attention is the shrinking number of mentoring and training opportunities for early-career journalists. CASW has been looking for ways to address this, […]

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