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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Science Writers Database

The Open Notebook has developed a free, public database of journalists, writers, editors, and other communicators who cover science and related fields. This database is intended “to help people within our community find one another and diversify their networks.” Editors might use it to find freelancers for specific stories, conference organizers might use it to

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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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Disabled Writers database

“Our goal is to promote paid opportunities for multiply marginalized members of the disability community, and to encourage editors and journalists to think of disabled people for stories that stretch beyond disability issues. This resource is specifically designed to help editors connect with disabled people working in journalism, or trying to break into the field.

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Diverse Sources: Science, health, and environment experts available on deadline

“Diverse Sources is a searchable database of underrepresented experts in the areas of science, health and the environment. Anyone who considers themselves underrepresented and is willing to respond to journalists on deadline is encouraged to join (including but not limited to ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, language, mental health experience, nationality, physical abilities, race,

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NPR Diverse Sources Database

“The Diverse Sources Database is NPR’s resource for journalists who believe in the value of diversity and share our goal to make public radio look and sound like America. Originally called Source of the Week, the database launched in 2013 as a way help journalists at NPR and member stations expand the racial/ethnic diversity of

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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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National Geographic Explorer Directory

The National Geographic directory includes a searchable database of over 4,000 scientists and source matter experts across disciplines, in addition to freelance photographers, filmmakers, and writers from around the globe. It is updated as new grantees are added and managed by the NG media team, who actively facilitate connections for interview requests, speaking engagements, pitching,

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Information Equity Database

“This updated ONA Information Equity Database is meant to help journalists reach and engage with communities who have been historically under- or misrepresented in journalism. Through this database, we provide advice for identifying gaps in information access, gaining a community’s trust and making the business case for audience engagement to newsroom leadership. “Examples of what

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