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Fellowships & Grants

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program


"The Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program is designed to bring journalists, scholars, politicians and policymakers to the Shorenstein Center for a semester to work on a project with a tangible output, and engage with students, faculty, other fellows, and the broader Harvard Kennedy School community." Journalists, politicians, scholars, policymakers, and documentary filmmakers are all eligible to apply for this fellowship. The program includes a stipend along with access to Harvard research resources. Applications are currently open for the 2024-2025 academic year.

How to report on the COVID-19 uptick when the public says ‘meh’


"In this late stage of the pandemic, it may feel challenging to keep COVID-19 stories fresh for a fatigued public. But COVID-19 is here to stay, so it may help to think of COVID-19 stories much as you would your annual flu stories: Even if it feels as though you’ve written it before, your audience needs the information again about how rates are trending, tips on reducing risk of infection, and what’s going on with vaccines and boosters."

How scientists can help reporters cover disasters

This interview between journalist Dan Falk and ocean chemist Christopher Reddy discusses what reporters and researchers can do to better work together on covering natural disasters and other scientific events with major impacts. "I’ll tell [colleagues] that journalists and scientists have a lot more in common — we both like to chase, we both like to investigate, and we like to write up what we find, and do it in a clever way, that people leave nourished," Reddy says.

Top tips for breaking into narrative journalism


Journalist Barbara Mantel hosted a webinar on breaking into narrative journalism with panelists Jane C. Hu, a freelance writer based in Seattle; Brady Huggett, the enterprise editor at Spectrum; and Pamela Weintraub, the senior editor for science and psychology at Aeon and the co-editor in chief of OpenMind magazine. This article rounds up the some key takeaways from the webinar. "Hu shared her experience researching, pitching and getting funding for these character-rich, complicated stories. Huggett and Weintraub talked about the hard work that goes into editing them. All three offered valuable advice to freelancers."
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Battle of the Ash Borer


Matthew Miller’s story about scientists’ efforts to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer won an AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award in 2015. The story focuses on research and conservation efforts in Lansing, Michigan, where the Lansing State Journal is based.
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The Quantum Source of Space-Time


Ron Cowen’s story about the entanglement of fundamental particles won an award from the American Institute of Physics in 2016. The story profiles researchers whose discoveries helped to connect quantum mechanics and the study of gravity. Cowen is a freelance science writer who specializes in physics and astronomy.
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The Ultimate Sacrifice


This story by Ann Gibbons covers research into human sacrifice, spanning different locations and research teams. Gibbons, who was a contributing correspondent for Science magazine at the time, won a National Academies Keck Future Initiative Communication award in 2013 for the story.

Conversations on trust in science and technology

University of Waterloo

This event featured Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland, who spoke on the importance of trust in science and technology, followed by a panel discussion with Canada Research Chair Ashley Mehlenbacher, and University of Waterloo's Dean of Engineering Mary Wells. The lecture launched a new scholarly network at the University of Waterloo, called the "Trust in Research Undertaken in Science and Technology (TRuST)" network. Find more details and a link to a video of the event at the link below.
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What Happened to the Poster Children of OxyContin?


This story — one in a series on financial conflicts of interest in medical research — was part of a package that won CASW’s Victor Cohn Prize in 2013 for John Fauber, who has been the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s medical reporter since 1996. As of 2019, Ellen Gabler is an investigative reporter at The New York Times.

Science Journalists Association of India Conference 2023

Science Journalists Association of India (SJAI)

"The Science Journalists Association of India (SJAI) is delighted to announce its inaugural conference - a one-of-its kind symposium bringing together science journalists, communicators, scientists, technologists and policymakers with a shared purpose: To shape the future of science journalism in India. We invite journalists, communicators, students, scientists and researchers to join us this November and become a part of a crucial conduit that brings together the intricacies of science and the curiosity of the public."

Covering Health: Monitoring the pulse of health care journalism


Covering Health is a blog run by the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Its contents include reporting tipsheets, articles about specific health topics, interviews with journalists about their work, updates from AHCJ's leadership, and more. The blog is free to read, AHCJ membership not required.
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SciComm Lexicon: A visual science communication glossary

The SciComm Lexicon is a glossary of more than 170 terms, many of them illustrated, that "will help scientists and communicators alike better understand, reflect on and apply the concepts or best practices of science communication." The creators will soon release a graphic novel called "The SciComm Letters" as well.