A Field Guide for Science Writers / Edition 1

A Field Guide for Science Writers / Edition 1

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by Deborah Blum, Mary Knudson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195124944

ISBN-13: 9780195124941

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In a Field Guide for Science Writers, the official guide of the National Association of Science Writers, budding journalists and veteran reporters have a superb roadmap to this exciting area of journalism. Here some three dozen of the best-known science writers in America share their hard-earned knowledge on how they do their job. Boyce Rensberger describes how he…  See more details below

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In a Field Guide for Science Writers, the official guide of the National Association of Science Writers, budding journalists and veteran reporters have a superb roadmap to this exciting area of journalism. Here some three dozen of the best-known science writers in America share their hard-earned knowledge on how they do their job. Boyce Rensberger describes how he covers stories for the Washington Post; two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and New York Times reporter John Noble Wilford outlines the pitfalls and rewards of writing full-length books on scientific topics; NPR's Ira Flatow tells how radio pieces combine ambient sounds, music, voices, and facts to create a mental picture and evoke the feeling of "being there"; and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Laurie Garrett, author of the bestselling The Coming Plague, discusses how to cover, and survive, a deadly epidemic. Each article brims with detailed, nuts-and-bolts information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195124941
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Editor's Note
1Introduction3
2Covering Science for Newspapers7
3Writing Science for Magazines17
4Writing for Trade and Science Journals
Trade Journals27
Science Journals31
5Broadcast Science Journalism
Reporting News35
Magazine Style38
6Writing Books on Science Topics43
7Journalist and Scientist Co-authors51
8Scientists Who Write about Science for the Public57
9When Your Office Is in Your Home
Freelance Writing Issues65
Freelance Business Issues69
10Telling a Good Tale77
11Investigative Science Journalism86
12Using Sources94
13Coping with Statistics102
14Writing Articles from Science Journals110
15Voicing Opinion on Science
Science Columns117
Op-Ed Writing122
16Introduction127
17Critical Coverage of Public Health and Government131
18Reporting on Biology of Behavior142
19Covering Infectious Diseases152
20Reporting on Neuroscience161
21Toxics and Risk Reporting166
22Environmental Writing173
23Covering Earth Sciences180
24Covering Physics188
25Writing About Astronomy196
26Technology Writing203
27Introduction213
28Colleges and Universities217
29Government Agencies226
30Non-Profits, Small Research Laboratories, and Museums
Non-Profits235
Small Research Laboratories and Museums238
31Business and Industry
Drug Industry and Other Medical Business245
Technology Companies251
Appendix: Sources of Information257
Epilogue281
Index283

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