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 journey.
Like the science journalism beat itself, these pages cover a wide terrain. You’ll find web-based primers on the basics of science journalism, books for helping you get started in the field, internship and fellowship opportunities, and professional societies to help you build your network in the science journalism community. You’ll find tips for navigating your way through print, video, audio, and data-driven stories, and for finding your way as a freelancer.
We’ve grouped the resources into six subcategories:
- Breaking In
- Learning the Craft
- Societies and Conferences
- Academic Programs
- Internships and Fellowships
You can explore each subtopic by clicking on a category at left (on desktop) or within the dropdown menu above (on mobile).