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ScienceWriters Today for June 29, 2018

"Men get attacked for their opinions, and women get attacked because they have opinions." https://t.co/WCtg1qUYX6 @Poynter

Every time you're tempted to use a semicolon, remember these three rules. https://t.co/ZTbaymfZXT @NonfictionAssoc

Do PR Newswire and other public relations wire services still have a purpose? https://t.co/zRs30V504C @arikhanson

Six key ways in which artificial intelligence is changing the face of writing. https://t.co/1BPmiUHMNx @writing_tips

Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Wendi Winters, Rebecca Smith. https://t.co/d0v2BmFMnD @CJR

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ScienceWriters Today for June 28, 2018

Narrative journalists have to move beyond gathering facts to seek, question, describe, and explain. https://t.co/CHBjuwiwv2 @niemanstory

Study: Local government borrowing costs increase significantly when the local newspaper closes. https://t.co/DXUWKao6BN @CJR

The first rule of flashbacks: Until you've invested the reader in a scene, don't flash back from it. https://t.co/NnRplH3ZfU @JaneFriedman

How statistical analysis took down a controversial method for measuring athletic performance. https://t.co/EMP7VftWKj @fivethirtyeight

"If governments are not worried about what journalists are doing, the journalists are not doing their jobs." https://t.co/af1J39pOEJ @GuardianUs

From ScienceWriters: Inaugural SciComm South Conference: On Jan. 13, nearly 100 science communicators packed into Huston-Tillotson University's science building, in Austin, Tex., for the first-ever SciComm South Conference; an afternoon of networking,… https://t.co/dO4bj2jvRX

Submissions are due Saturday. https://t.co/35UnPwzITM

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ScienceWriters Today for June 27, 2018

A new Laura Ingalls Wilder biography peels back the reality behind her depictions of frontier life. https://t.co/S6JM8eo4iO @highcountrynews

As other magazines abandon print, MIT Technology Review is turning to a "different visual experience." https://t.co/Patr5SkA5l @NiemanLab

It's hard enough to make complex science understandable in writing. How do audio journalists do it? https://t.co/RKIdhgYtlp @open_notebook

Study: If journalists rate the reliability of news sources, consumers will believe them. https://t.co/KeWIxHfVqW @Poynter

Gary Schwitzer talked to at least 25 possible funders for @HealthNewsRevu. The response? "Crickets." https://t.co/CGdoYMDo8G @undarkmag

Ben Goldfarb: Secret Life of Beavers: By the start of the 20th century, near disappearance of beavers from the U.S. at the hands of trappers made wetlands and meadows dry up, hastened erosion, altered streams, and harmed fish, fowl, and amphibians.… https://t.co/RR6ji0kzxr

Are you a US-based freelancer or book author? Don't forget to fill out the @AuthorsGuild survey by June 29: https://t.co/hUXvwFydfH

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ScienceWriters Today for June 26, 2018

Climate denial lost a powerful voice with the death of columnist Charles Krauthammer. https://t.co/qkP2EkZtg5 @CC_Yale

An exhaustive reference to problems seen in real-world data along with suggestions on how to resolve them. https://t.co/iPHKJsAuRd @qz

The biotech business press called a new gene therapy a "game-changer." Don't believe it. https://t.co/jWTsjchfAK @HealthNewsRevu

How journalists are employing the arts to get issues off the page or screen and into people's lives. https://t.co/gJfIh96x6J @niemanstory

An Indonesian journalist reported on a palm oil tycoon and was charged with hate speech. Then he died. https://t.co/0beOgdsMar @mongabay

It's in the works! We're getting a new website later this summer. The new https://t.co/3oOTD5lo6P won't have kittens, but we're still pretty excited. https://t.co/nYivVRT1oL

Are you a science writer in Latin America or the Caribbean? We're partnering with @ScienceWriting to offer travel fellowships to #sciwri18. Apply by July 17 https://t.co/UdxZNFXGwS https://t.co/2sLqlJUuow

Changes coming to NASW’s digital communications: In the last year, surveys have revealed that members are interested in more, and better, digital communications. We’re excited to announce several new initiatives, including a brand new website, to help… https://t.co/slziQakOsp

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ScienceWriters Today for June 25, 2018

From Theranos to opioids: A summer science reading list. https://t.co/kRlaMATfXJ @statnews

Sexism at the recent World News Congress prompts an open letter with 14 principles of gender equality. https://t.co/yoxobAJx7i @NiemanLab

A news story about psychiatric drugs being forced on migrant children? Facebook called it a political ad. https://t.co/HLs4hUNLJE @Poynter

"Sensitivity readers" check for content offensive to marginalized groups. Does your work need one? https://t.co/zB0DRVfYfY @WriterUnboxed

Twitter is the first major consumer social media company to lose users and then start growing again. https://t.co/R30stYenyG @BuzzFeedNews

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ScienceWriters Today for June 22, 2018

Ten tips for writing resumes. No. 1: Tweak your resume to fit the position you're applying for. https://t.co/qHFKTWk2VV @writing_tips

Researchers identify the three types of bias that make social media vulnerable to misinformation. https://t.co/KPAZXouPeq @NiemanLab

Some questions journalists should ask before reporting on poll results. https://t.co/JwgcxFl2hD @JournoResource

A guide to specificity, sensitivity, positive predictive value, and other medical testing concepts. https://t.co/wDwTktPiWg @HealthNewsRevu

New policy requires U.S. Geological Survey scientists to get approval before talking to reporters. https://t.co/NFyx3wL7S6 @thehill

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Follow @ScienceWriters on Twitter (https://twitter.com/sciencewriters) to see updates as soon as they are posted. See archived posts on the ScienceWriters (www.NASW.org) web site (https://www.nasw.org/tweets).
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ScienceWriters Today for June 21, 2018

"Sometimes I feel that Peter Matthiessen is the most underappreciated of recent American writers." https://t.co/7YXUS76dvN @lithub

Artificial intelligence can write coherent sentences. For longer works, its attention span is too short. https://t.co/ZecMALlkgU @futurism

The best of 2,000-plus tweets from last week's Investigative Reporters and Editors conference. https://t.co/2wUd5tR7z8 @sciwrihandbook

Scheduling is supposed to make you more efficient. Here's how it can backfire. https://t.co/pkNylj1mSu @ConversationUS

One retweet cost her a plum freelance assignment. So she pushed back. https://t.co/QaNqBOeRrZ @CJR

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ScienceWriters Today for June 20, 2018

A longtime National Geographic editor on why photography should be a lead actor in environmental stories. https://t.co/IWZBnbhGwd @sejorg

The Toolkit for Journalists of Color: A guide for dealing with racism and sexism in mostly white newsrooms. https://t.co/4IpTsaNf6M @Poynter

"Hemingway and Chandler and Stephen King wouldn't be seen dead in a ditch with a semicolon." https://t.co/Ch4kZExUiO @bluepencil2

The Affordable Care Act is in play again in Texas. How can reporters localize the story? https://t.co/KIdA0YRQXz @ReportingHealth

After 12 years of watching the watchdogs, HealthNewsReview.org will shut down in December. https://t.co/5H8nCXy8Aw @HealthNewsRevu

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The latest science writing news roundup provided by the National Association of Science Writers

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Follow @ScienceWriters on Twitter (https://twitter.com/sciencewriters) to see updates as soon as they are posted. See archived posts on the ScienceWriters (www.NASW.org) web site (https://www.nasw.org/tweets).
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