ABSW Key News/Dates
Workshop on science journalism and media careers - 19 October 2017 - Belfast
World Conference of Science Journalists - 26-30 October 2017 - San Francisco
World Federation of Science Journalists AGM at the WCSJ - 28 October 2017 - San Francisco
ABSW panel discussion: A conversation on truth, science and journalism - 2 November 2017 - London
ASBW panel event: How to write a successful science book - 22 February 2017 - London
ABSW AGM - Wednesday 28 March 2018 - Wellcome Trust, London
ABSW Awards 2017
Finalists, ABSW Awards 2017 announced, Wed May 10, 2017
Winners, ABSW Awards 2017 announced. Thu May 25, 2017
The awards are supported by Johnson & Johnson Innovation
A Better World is Possible: The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and Social Progress by ABSW member Georgina Ferry
Publisher: Profile Books, 2017 (1st edition)
The Gatsby Foundation has spent around £50m annually on charitable activities, and by its 50th anniversary in 2017 it will have spent over £1bn on programmes that range from reducing poverty in Africa to raising the standard of technical education, investigating how plants fight disease, and finding out how the brain works. But despite Gatsby's wide reach and the level of its donations, it has always functioned discreetly and out of the public eye. Georgina Ferry's in-depth account reveals its achievements and invites us to question how the super-rich - and even the moderately affluent - might spend their money more wisely and for the common good.
Webpage where this book can be bought: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Better-World-Possible-Charitable-Foundation/dp/178125916X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1508248093&sr=8-2
Web page for further information: https://profilebooks.com/a-better-world-is-possible.html
Hear from the people who know at this ABSW panel event, including:
Royal Society Book Prize Winner: Philip Ball
New York Times bestselling author and Royal Society Book Prize Shortlistee: Jo Marchant
Editing and Publishing expert Robin Dennis, who has worked on four books longlisted for the Royal Society Prize, three shortlisted books, and one winner
18:30 for 19:00 February 22nd 2018
Location: The Francis Crick Institute
1 Midland Road
London NW1 1AT
Published by Philip's 2016
A stimulating guide detailing recent developments in space exploration written by Paul Sutherland.
Illustrated throughout with stunning photographs and colourful artworks.
Truth is in the spotlight -- there’s much debate about how to find it and whether it still carries weight in our society. Media covering UK and US politics have lamented how truth is being sacrificed to minisformation, myth, spin or outright lies. During the US pre-election period, publishers from the Guardian to the New York Times to NPR pushed their fact-checking services. The need to tackle fake news then captured the attention of major social media players like Facebook.
Journalism is reflecting hard on how to adapt to deal with what’s seen as the era of post-truth, and science commentators have lamented how evidence is being sacrificed to spin and fake news.
The Independent is seeking a Science Correspondent
Mailonline is seeking a Deputy Science & Technology Editor