Workshop on How Audio Stories Begin- Jan. 23, 2017

Workshop on How Audio Stories Begin- Jan. 23, 2017

It doesn’t matter how groundbreaking or gorgeous your story is; if it doesn’t start well, listeners won’t stick around. So when you’re trying to craft a story, how do you decide what the beginning sounds like? What’s the most compelling starting point? What’s the best tape to use? Alison MacAdam is NPR’s Senior Editorial Specialist and helps train the team on creating top-notch audio stories. In this special DCSWA session, MacAdam will share her valuable insight on how to plan and structure an audio story with a focus on the beginning of audio stories. Read More

DC Science Café “Saving Science From Itself” – Jan 24, 2017

The common and long-held claim that the self-direction of science accounts for its social benefits is a myth and has led to alarming flaws in science’s organization, funding, and reward systems. The most important foundation of the scientific enterprise — trust in its fundamental validity and social value — is now at risk. Read More

Enter the News Brief Award– deadline is Feb 1, 2017!

Enter the News Brief Award– deadline is Feb 1, 2017!

We love longform, but short pieces are the true workhorses of science communication. In the spirit of recognizing these unsung works of excellence, we offer the DCSWA Newsbrief Awards. Since 2009, we’ve been celebrating achievement in brief science writing, and in 2015, we added a Multimedia category. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST on February 1,… Read More

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