ScienceWrite, a U.K.-based mentoring program

“The ScienceWrite Programme, supported by the Royal Society, aims to help early-stage science writers from minoritized backgrounds – based in the UK – to advance their professional development.” The program includes an in-person event and four virtual sessions, in which attendees hear from science writers in different professions and receive feedback on their work. Applications

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PCST Network

“The Network for the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST Network) is an organization that promotes discussion on the theory and practice of communicating science, and of public discourses about science and technology and their role in society.” Members come from a range of backgrounds, including researchers working on the theory and practice of

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The Uproot Project

The Uproot Project is a network of and for environmental journalists of color. It has a national membership composed of journalists from across national and regional media institutions. The Uproot Project is open to journalists of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds, but its goal is to uplift and support journalists of color who have been

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Science Editor

Science Editor is a magazine published by the Council of Science Editors (CSE). New issues are published quarterly, in print and online. “The mission of Science Editor is to provide editors and staff with the knowledge, skills, and concepts they need to run the best version of their journal or other publication in pursuit of

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EurekAlert! – Science news service

“EurekAlert! is a nonprofit news-release distribution platform operated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as a resource for journalists and the public. EurekAlert! hosts news releases produced by universities, journal publishers, medical centers, government agencies, corporations, and other organizations engaged in all disciplines of scientific research. News releases must meet EurekAlert!’s

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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

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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

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Authors of Nonfiction Books in Progress

The Authors of Nonfiction Books in Progress group, created by science journalist and author Kristin Hugo, hosts free, virtual monthly meetings during which participants share progress toward their goals and exchange advice about topics such as money, agents, publishers, ethics, resources, and more. This group is for people who are writing a nonfiction, non-memoir book

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World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ)

“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

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The Xylom

“Founded in 2018, and based in Atlanta, The Xylom is a non-profit, Gen-Z-run newsroom covering the communities influencing and being shaped by science. We do so through an award-winning collection of original personal essays, longform science features, and resources for early-career science professionals.” The Xylom primarily publishes science students and early-career science writers. Its writers

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Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC)

A volunteer organization founded in 2007 in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, SCONC develops, supports, and promotes high-quality science communication through digital media and in-person gatherings. Members of the organization can participate in networking, attend events, and apply for awards, such as an annual science communication contest and travel fellowships to professional development conferences.

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New England Science Writers

“New England Science Writers is a professional organization of 200-plus reporters, freelancers, PIOs, producers, bloggers and authors whose work intersects science and technology. NESW provides forums to learn, explore, discuss, network and keep up with the rapidly changing world of science communication. We are based in greater Boston and serve members throughout New England.”

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D.C. Science Writers Association (DCSWA)

“With around 500 members, DCSWA is the largest independent regional science writing association in the country. Founded in 1987, its members include writers and editors from nearly all the major news outlets in the Washington, D.C. area, public information officers from agencies and institutions, and freelancers.” “Much of DCSWA’s activity focuses around events that bring

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Capital Science Communicators (CapSciComm)

“Capital Science Communicators is an association of science writers and communicators serving California’s Capital Region — Sacramento, Davis, and beyond. “As a social and professional network, CapSciComm seeks to connect professionals and students in journalism, public relations, creative, policy, public science, and research. We hope to encourage the exchange of ideas and opportunities across all

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Science Literacy Foundation

“The mission of the Science Literacy Foundation is to investigate, create, and fund scalable initiatives and programs, providing new paths to science literacy.” SLF wants to train journalists, educators, policymakers, and activists in evidence-based techniques for the effective sharing of scientific information. The organization offers a white paper on science literacy, a resource guide, a

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SciLine: Scientific expertise and context on deadline

“SciLine works directly with U.S. journalists to support the incorporation of scientific evidence and expertise into their news stories. We facilitate one-on-one interviews with scientists, host media briefings on science topics, collect and distribute expert quotes on breaking news, and organize professional training events—with a special emphasis on the needs of local and general assignment

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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.”

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Ensia Mentor Program

Ensia is a solutions-focused nonprofit media outlet reporting on our changing planet. The Ensia Mentor Program offers scientists and aspiring environmental journalists an opportunity to build their communication skills and professional network by creating an article, video, image gallery, infographic or other work on a topic of their choice for Ensia under the guidance of

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The Covering Science Slack

“The Open Notebook‘s Covering Science Slack is a diverse, supportive peer-mentoring community for local and general assignment reporters and editors. Our goal is to support journalists who do not think of science, health, or environmental reporting as their beat but want to develop their skills and confidence in including scientific information and perspectives in their

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