Northwest Science Writers Association

New Skills Webinar: How to Report on Healthcare Statistics

Join us online on April 20 for a Q&A with health data experts Rebecca Hubbard, PhD, and Lindsey Leininger, PhD.

NSWA 2022 Party and Annual Member Meeting

Join us on March 10 for an evening of cocktails and campfires, writing awards, and celebrating community safely.

Jan. 27: Can Humor Help Fight Misinformation About Science?

When someone shares misinformation, should we be furious — or try to be funny? Watch our lively discussion with experts from academia, journalism, and comedy writing.

Book Talk: Healing Landscapes With Indigenous Science

On Tuesday, November 30, we gathered for a discussion with Indigenous environmental scientist Dr. Jessica Hernandez about her new book on why western conservationism isn’t working and what Indigenous models can offer.

The Craft and Humor of Science Writing With Mary Roach

Watch our recent Zoom conversation with “America’s funniest science writer” Mary Roach that took place Wednesday, October 20.

Congrats to our 2021 Career Development Award winners!

NSWA is pleased to announce that independent journalists Robin Donovan and Britany Robinson will receive funding to advance their science communication careers.

COVID-19 Coverage and Economic Resources for NSWA Members

NSWA is supporting its members during this public health emergency by collecting resources to help those writing about the pandemic and those suffering economic hardship from its consequences.

#nswasciwire – Recent work by our members

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Doughton: Dog Aging

For The Seattle Times’ Pacific Northwest Magazine, Sandi Doughton (@SandiDoughton) writes about a research project on how...
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Heisman: History of Bird Migration Research

In 2023, Rebecca Heisman (@r_heisman) will publish her book Flight Paths: a deep dive into the science behind the...
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Cassella: Mud Worm Mystery

For High Country News, Carly Cassella (@carlycassella) introduces us to an ongoing research project aiming to solve the...
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Bernhardt: Survivor Elms

The notorious Dutch elm disease has ravaged elm trees across the world for more than a century, but some have nevertheless...
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Ross Scanlan: ‘Treeline’ Review

For the New York Journal of Books, Adrienne Ross Scanlan recently reviewed “The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of...

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