The Open Notebook’s has launched a free, public database of journalists, writers, editors, and other communicators who cover science and related fields.
The Open Notebook created the Science Writers Database to help people within this community find one another and diversify networks. You can browse the database or use the search, sort, and filter tools to find potential colleagues, freelancers, conference panelists, mentors, voices to follow on social media, and more.
Here are a few examples of how you could use the database:
- You’re an editor who wants to assign a story to a freelancer who covers climate and lives in California … or Brazil … or Nepal
- You’re a conference organizer looking for panelists whose work focuses on public health … or environmental justice … or autism
- You’re a journalist looking for potential collaborators who speak Spanish … or German … or Hindi
- You’re an instructor looking for mid-career science writers who might speak to your class
- You’re an editor looking for an LGBTQ+ sensitivity reader
- You’re a freelancer looking for editors to get in touch with about story ideas
The database is open to journalists, writers, editors, and other communicators who cover science and related fields. If you count yourself a science journalist, science writer or editor, or science communicator of any type, or if you are a local or general-interest reporter or editor who sometimes covers science, the Open Notebook would love you to join the database.
The ABSW also has its own publicly available database of science writers and journalists. Find out more and join the ABSW's database.