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Red Mexicana de Periodistas de Ciencia (RedMPC)

Red Mexicana de Periodistas de Ciencia (RedMPC) is a network of journalists, science communicators, and students seeking to strengthen science, health, and environmental journalism in Mexico and across Latin America. The organization offers networking opportunities, workshops, training sessions, mentorship, and more. It was founded in 2016 and currently has more than 170 members. RedMPC's website and communications are in Spanish.

Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources is a nonprofit that aims to help journalists "understand and report on the intersections between society and the environment." The organization offers training and support for journalists covering environmental issues, with a focus on hands-on workshops and field reporting opportunities.

Association of British Science Writers (ABSW)

ABSW is "a membership association for media professionals who cover science, medicine, environment, mathematics, engineering and technology." The association offers training and networking events, mentoring, professional development, access to science writing resources, awards, and more.
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USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism

University of Southern California (USC), USC Annenberg

This center, based at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, offers a variety of trainings and resources for journalists. It hosts fellowship programs, provides reporting grants, hosts webinars, and sends a regular newsletter about health reporting. Some resources are geared towards health reporters in California, but many apply to those across the U.S.

Council of Science Editors (CSE)

"The Council of Science Editors (CSE) is an international membership organization for editorial professionals publishing in the sciences. Our purpose is to serve over 800 members in the scientific, scientific publishing, and information science communities by fostering networking, education, discussion, and exchange. Our aim is to be an authoritative resource on current and emerging issues in the communication of scientific information."

American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)

"The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) is the resource for professional medical communicators, promoting excellence in medical communication and providing educational resources in support of that goal. Founded in 1940, AMWA is the leading professional organization for writers, editors, and other communicators of medical information." Members receive access to resources, networking opportunities, and the organization's annual conference.

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW)


"The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing is committed to improving the quantity and quality of science news reaching the public. Led by a board of directors composed of senior journalists and others committed to excellence in the communication of science, CASW develops and funds programs to help reporters and writers produce accurate and informative stories about developments in science, technology, medicine, and the environment. Sixty years after its founding in 1959, CASW adopted a new focus on the quality, diversity, and sustainability of science journalism, in response to the challenges facing the field in the 21st century."

Association of Science Communicators (ASC)

Association of Science Communicators

Formerly known as Science Talk, the Association of Science Communicators (ASC) "seeks to empower and inspire the science communication community to expand their communication potential and impact the world. We promote responsible practices in science communication, facilitate discussion and exchange of ideas, enable networking, and foster public engagement." Offers an annual conference, a community forum, online courses and workshops.

Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ)


The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) is a membership organization of professional journalists dedicated to more and better coverage of environment-related issues. It offers training, an annual conference, awards, fellowships, listservs, mentorship, and more.

World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ)

World Federation of Science Journalists

"The World Federation of Science Journalists is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization representing 67 science journalists’ associations and 10,000 individual science and technology journalists from around the world. The WFSJ encourages strong, critical coverage of issues in science and technology, the environment, health and medicine, agriculture and related fields." WFSJ co-organizes the World Conference of Science Journalists every two years.

COMPASS: Preparing Science Leaders


"Since 1999, COMPASS has supported over 8,000 scientists to communicate about their work and engage beyond lab and field. Its mission is to champion, connect, and support diverse scientist leaders to improve the well-being of people and nature. It offers training, leadership programs, and coaching and strategic support."

Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ)


AHCJ's mission is to improve the quality, accuracy, and visibility of health care reporting, writing, and editing. It is a membership organization with 1,500 health journalist members. It offers training, a newsletter, an email discussion list, tipsheets, an annual conference, webinars, fellowships, and more. Some of AHCJ's resources (such as webinars and fellowships) are available to non-members.

The Open Notebook

The Open Notebook

"The Open Notebook is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides tools and resources to help science, environmental, and health journalists at all experience levels sharpen their skills. We are guided by two principles: that high-quality science journalism is essential to society, and that everyone, including science journalists, learns best by practicing the craft as part of a supportive, diverse community of people who are all striving to master their skills."
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Michigan State University: Knight Center for Environmental Journalism

Michigan State University

"The program serves undergraduate and graduate students and professional reporters with specialized training. Students learn from environmental experts and journalists and report for professional award-winning publications and broadcast outlets. "Under the guidance of expert faculty they experiment with new ways of explaining complex environmental issues while maintaining traditional values of fairness and accuracy."

National Association of Science Writers (NASW)


NASW is a community of science journalists, authors, editors, producers, public information officers, students, and people who write and produce material intended to inform the public about science, health, engineering, and technology. It's a membership organization that offers listservs, awards, funding opportunities, training, a newsletter, a jobs board, and an annual conference, among other resources. Some resources (such as grants and webinars) are available to non-members.

ComSciCon: The Communicating Science workshop for graduate students


"ComSciCon is a series of workshops focused on the communication of complex and technical concepts organized by graduate students, for graduate students. ComSciCon attendees meet and interact with professional communicators, build lasting networks with graduate students in all fields of science and engineering from across the US and Canada, and write and publish original works."

SciCommers: A Science Communication Collective

Boston University

"SciCommers is a community of scientists and engineers that includes faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergrads dedicated to engaging the public through better science communication. It is hosted by the Boston University College of Communication and is open to all scientists and engineers seeking to communicate for greater understanding." The community offers Slack channels, events, pitching practice, mentorship, and more.
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UC Berkeley: Advanced Media Institute

UC Berkeley

This UC Berkeley center offers workshops and custom training programs for working journalists and science communicators. Available training materials include data journalism, reporting tools and tips, photography and videography, podcasting, using public records, and much more. While the center's courses require paid registration, the site also offers many free resources.
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Virginia Tech: Center for Communicating Science

Virginia Tech

"At Virginia Tech's Center for Communicating Science, we create and support experiences for scientists, engineers, scholars, and health professionals to build muscles of connection, communication, and collaboration. What sets us apart from other approaches and makes our work effective is that we use the powerful tools of the arts, including embodied learning, deep listening, improvisation, role play, and storytelling."
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George Mason University: Science Communication Program

George Mason

"George Mason University’s Science Communication Program is a hub of cutting-edge research and graduate education centered on science communication theory and practice. We examine how effective communication shapes interest, attitudes, discourse, and engagement toward a host of contentious science issues and among a variety of stakeholders."
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NYU: M.A. in science, health & environmental reporting


The Science, Health & Environmental Reporting program (SHERP) at NYU consists of 11 classes (including one elective) over 16 months, for a total of 38 credits. SHERP classwork is centered on real-world reporting assignments and extensive interactions with leading practitioners in journalism and science. In addition to regular classes, students take multimedia storytelling via two intensive, eight-week workshops: audio in the first semester and video in the spring. In addition to the master's program, NYU offers workshops for STEM grad students and working journalists.
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Indiana University: Communicating Science program


IU's School of Medicine has a Communication Science program, which "trains the next generation of scientists and health professionals to communicate more effectively with the public, public officials, the media and others outside their own discipline." It offers a minor for graduate students, workshops, and other programs.