A panel of science writers joined us on Nov. 11 at University House for a discussion on the ethical boundaries of combining journalistic and non-journalistic work.
In today’s media landscape, science writing comes from a variety of sources – traditional media, magazines, university news offices, non-profit organizations’ reports, blog posts – and writers often take on work from several types of clients. What do writers think qualifies as a conflict of interest, and what are some best practices for avoiding them?
Thanks to the following writers for participating in the panel:
- Ashley Braun – moderator
- Sylvia Kantor, Science Writer at WSU College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
- Bryn Nelson, freelancer
- Eric Scigliano, Crosscut and Washington Sea Grant
- Wayt Gibbs, freelance science writer and editor; Executive Editor, Intellectual Ventures.
See below for a live tweet feed from the event: