National Association of Science Writers

Founded in 1934, the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) is the largest organization devoted to the professional interests of science writers. As stated on the association's Web site, NASW was incorporated in 1955 with a charter to “foster the dissemination of accurate information” about science through the media to the public. In other words, NASW fights for the free flow of science news. What began as a group of colleagues meeting informally to discuss the field has grown into a 2,600-member organization that holds annual workshops, publishes a quarterly magazine, hosts an active Web site, funds travel and reporting fellowships, and conducts activities designed to advance the field and craft of science writing. Though it has grown, NASW still fosters a collegial atmosphere for ...

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