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A Field Guide for Science Writers

Deborah Blum, Mary Knudson, and Robin Marantz Henig


This is the official text for the National Association of Science Writers. In the eight years since the publication of the first edition of A Field Guide for Science Writing, much about the world has changed. Some of the leading issues in today's political marketplace - embryonic stem cell research, global warming, health care reform, space exploration, genetic privacy, germ warfare - are informed by scientific ideas. Never has it been more crucial for the lay public to be scientifically literate. That's where science writers come in. And that's why it's time for an update to the Field Guide, ... More

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195174991
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195174991.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah Blum, editor

Mary Knudson, editor

Robin Marantz Henig, editor

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7 Small Newspapers

Ron Seely

8 Large Newspapers

Robert Lee Hotz

9 Popular Magazines

Janice Hopkins Tanne

12 Freelance Writing

Kathryn Brown

13 Science Books

Carl Zimmer

15 Science Audiences on the Web

Tabitha M. Powledge

16 Science Editing

Mariette Dichristina

17 Deadline Writing

Gareth Cook

18 Investigative Reporting

Antonio Regalado

20 Explanatory Writing

George Johnson

21 Narrative Writing

Jamie Shreeve

22 The Science Essay

Robert Kanigel

23 Medicine

Shannon Brownlee

24 Infectious Diseases

Marilyn Chase

25 Nutrition

Sally Squires

26 Mental Health

Paul Raeburn

28 Human Genetics

Antonio Regalado

31 Space Science

Michael D. Lemonick

32 The Environment

Andrew C. Revkin

33 Nature

Mckay Jenkins

34 Earth Sciences

Glennda Chui

35 Climate

Usha Lee Mcfarling

36 Risk Reporting

Cristine Russell

37 Universities

Earle Holland

39 Government Agencies

Colleen Henrichsen

40 Nonprofits

Frank Blanchard

41 Museums

Mary Miller

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