Northwest Science Writers Association

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Science Storytelling

Join us Thursday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m. for a panel exploring how science communication can help dismantle biases, stereotypes, and misperceptions of people with diverse identities and cultures.

Panel on Scientists as Advocates

On Thursday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m., two scientists spoke about navigating their relationship with their research in the real world.

Panel on Inclusive and Bias-Free Language in Science Writing

On Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m., we heard from experts on bias-free language in this panel and Q&A session.

Winners of the Best of the Northwest Science Writing Awards

NSWA recognizes and celebrates outstanding writing published by our members during the past year. And the winners for the 2020 institutional and journalism awards are …

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.

Because Facts Matter: Fact-Checking in Science Writing

At this NSWA-hosted event, three expert fact-checkers pulled back the curtain to reveal how professional fact-checking works and the rising challenges these defenders of truth are facing. We heard from an independent, freelance fact-checker, another who spent 30 years on staff at Scientific American, and a third who cofounded Snopes, where fact-checking is the business.

Thursday, November 19

#nswasciwire – Recent work by our members

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Mapes: Southern Resident Orcas

In her new book, “Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home,” Lynda V. Mapes (@LyndaVMapes) documents the natural history of the...
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Scigliano: Justice Via Zoom

COVID-19 forced courtrooms across the U.S. to carry out justice virtually. Eric Scigliano (@SeattleFlotsam) explores in The...
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Johnson-Groh: Dark-Matter Detector

Despite its ubiquity, dark matter has eluded all attempts to detect it directly. Mara Johnson-Groh writes in Symmetry...
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Stiffler: Disrupting Drug Development

For Geekwire’s Health Tech podcast, Lisa Stiffler (@lisa_stiffler) talks to Sanath Kumar Ramesh, whose son Raghav was born...
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Peeples: Lifting Mask Mandates

Writing for Nature, Lynne Peeples (@LynnePeeps) asks whether it’s too soon to lift mask mandates. She reviews scientific...

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