Civic Science Career Roadmap

This extensive guide provides recommendations, resources, and success stories for anyone interested in a career in civic science, “a growing field of study and area of practice committed to ensuring that all people shape and benefit from science, technology, and innovation.” It shares lessons from the Civic Science Fellows, a program that supports leadership and

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Inclusive Science Communication resources

The Inclusive SciComm Symposium convenes every two years to bring together “people who work to shift science and science communication toward a just, equitable, and inclusive future.” This crowdsourced resource lists topics related to inclusive science communication, education, and public engagement. This site also offers videos from past events hosted by this symposium.

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Being a Science Journalist

“So you want to be a science journalist? People arrive at science journalism from all manner of professional backgrounds. Whether you’re a scientist ready for a career change, a journalist interested in specializing in a science-related beat, a student, or a recent graduate, this curated list of resources can help you get started on your

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Data Journalism Tools

“The ability to craft a story using raw data — which can be messy and difficult to parse — is a skill worth honing, especially for journalists who cover science. To help you get going, KSJ has provided a collection of resources and tools for finding, analyzing, and presenting data.” Resource categories: Data Journalism 101,

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AAAS Communication Toolkit

“This Communication Toolkit provides guidance for scientists to build skills to more effectively communicate and engage with public audiences, including ways to apply the fundamentals of communication to scientific topics. Sections focus on various channels or modes of communication, including online and face-to-face communication.”

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SciCommers Community Resources

This spreadsheet shares resources and programs from the SciCommers community, a network of undergrads, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and industry researchers who are interested in improving their science communication skills. In the database, you can find: links to interviews with expert science writers, a guide to pitching stories, a list of science writing articles, stories

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Epic list of math communicators

“There is an abundance of amazing channels, websites, and organizations dedicated to making math accessible and engaging. So I decided to compile a list of over 100 math communication resources,” list author Suzza Silver writes. Silver includes videos, podcasts, books, articles, websites, and more. The list is built in Notion, so users of the web

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Pitch Publish Prosper: Online resources for The Science Writers’ Handbook

This collection of online resources on the NASW website accompanies The Science Writers Handbook, both produced by an online community of science writers called SciLance. “The Science Writers’ Handbook was published in 2013, and for two years SciLancers also produced a blog — Pitch Publish Prosper — with nearly 300 posts. A collection of the

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Individual Development Plan

This interactive website (produced by AAAS’s Science Careers) provides Ph.D. students in the sciences with exercises to help better understand and start pursuing their career goals. It includes: exercises to help you examine your skills, interests, and values; a list of 20 scientific career paths with a prediction of which ones best fit your skills

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De-Jargonizer: Analyze the amount of jargon in your writing

“The De-Jargonizer is an automated jargon identification program aimed at helping scientists and science communication trainers improve and adapt vocabulary use for a variety of audiences. The program determines the level of vocabulary and terms in a text, and divides the words into three levels: high frequency/common words; mid-frequency/normal words; and jargon – rare and

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Education and training in environmental journalism

This list of environmental journalism resources, hosted by the Society of Environmental Journalists, is primarily designed for instructors and educators, though it also includes some resources for students. It includes links to textbooks, readings on environmental journalism, teaching guides, journals in science and environmental communication, and more.

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PerCientEx Project – Excellence and innovation in science journalism in Latin America

[Translated from Spanish] “The ‘PerCientEx Observatory’ of scientific journalism is a research project that collects and disseminates examples of quality journalism in Spanish, published in digital written press or digital versions of print media, in the Ibero-American sphere. In our database you will find innovative and high-quality articles on science, technology, health and the environment.”

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Science writing resources (elsewhere) that we like

This resource page from The Open Notebook gathers resources that “center on science journalism craft, career development, and community. That includes university degree programs and courses in science writing, workshops and other training opportunities, sources of news in the science writing world, membership organizations, major awards and honors, and other learning and professional development resources.”

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JourLance – Connecting science journalists with global opportunities

“JourLance is a dynamic platform that connects talented journalists with publishers to create high-quality, diverse projects covering science, technology, environment, health, innovations, and sustainability. At JourLance, our mission is to democratize the media and bring new, unique voices to media organizations. We believe in equal opportunities for all, providing freelancing opportunities for journalists worldwide and

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AHCJ Freelance Center

AHCJ offers a number of resources for freelance journalists working on health-related topics. Unlike other resources from the association, this resource center is freely available for non-members. “Our resources include job postings, advice articles, webcasts, links and more, and we look to members like you to offer suggestions, write tip sheets and expand our available

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