The ABSW has partnered up with CIJ for the second year running, to bring the science beat closer to investigative reporters.

We are organizing three sessions on science reporting at the CIJ’s Investigative Journalism Summer Conference: Where new tools meet traditional craft on 4-6 July 2019 in London, UK.

ABSW also has five travel grants for its members to attend the conference, and all ABSW members get 20% discount on registration.

The science sessions this year are the following:

ABSW members have been invited to a networking dinner with some 20 science reporters from Africa on Tuesday, 12 March. Our African colleagues will be here attending UKRI-2019 Science Reporting Workshop. If you are interested in attending see below for more details.

The ABSW is supporting an award for best science/technology section or publication, and for best science/technology story at the annual student journalism awards.

Here is the shortlist for the two categories announced this week:

In 1997 the ABSW celebrated its 50th anniversary, and produced this booklet of its history to celebrate. We are now making this booklet available in digital form for the first time - download it here for free, and learn all about history of ABSW and science journalism in the 20th century UK.


The UK and Ireland’s top awards for student newspapers and magazines are back.

With 21 categories, the SPA Awards recognise work at all levels of student publications.

Here are the nominations for the ABSW Executive Board 2019.   As there are no contested posts, there will be no online members' vote, all these candidates will therefore be presented to the AGM for ratification (March 20, 2019).

The ABSW is supporting an award for best science/technology section or publication, and for best science/technology writer at the annual student journalism awards.

Science journalists from any European country and working in any medium (print, online, broadcast) can now enter the most prestigious award for science journalism in Europe.

Do you have an editor you love working with, whose work and attitude stand out?

Why not nominate them for the best editor award in the ABSW Science Writers' Awards for Great Britain and Ireland?

The award carries a £1,000 prize and will be judged on the quality of editing demonstrated through a submitted statement of achievement in the award entry year, which can include links to supporting articles or broadcasts. The award is for editing in STEM subjects. 

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