So you want to learn more about the craft and business of science journalism?
You’re not alone. Journalists spend a lot of time reading, writing, tweeting, and Facebooking about future directions for the field and techniques for good story telling. Here are a few of the favored sources for such information:
- The Nieman Journalism Lab, a project of the Nieman program at Harvard University to report on and explore new and evolving models of journalism. Includes analysis of new technology, trends, recommendations and an encyclopedia/archive.
- The Open Notebook, a non-profit supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and The Knight Science Journalism Foundation, which features advice, interviews, and how-to guides for science journalists. Also includes a database of feature story pitches, so new writers can learn how to pitch science features.
- The Poynter Institute, a website maintained by the Florida-based Poynter Institute, which provides general media news, trend and tool analysis, webinars and other training opportunities.
- Storybench, a collaboration between Northeastern University’s School of Journalism and Esquire Magazine which assesses and offers information on digital journalism, from data visualization projects to interactive documentaries.
- Pitch Publish Prosper, the online resource for The Science Writers’ Handbook. (See details about the book below.)