Journalism Internship, CarbonBrief
Carbon Brief’s award-winning journalism and analysis is respected by scientists, journalists, policymakers and campaigners around the world. We write articles and create data visualisations, infographics and videos, all to report on and explain the latest climate science and related policy issues.
You’ll spend time shadowing members of staff and helping out with the different tasks carried out by each part of the team. These all centre on climate change, but include policy writing, science writing, multimedia and social media.
The Today Student journalism awards
The Today Student journalism awards launched on the 2nd of May 2019. It will recognise excellence in student journalism, in six categories, that include, broadcast print and visual journalism. The winner of this year’s prestigious Student Journalism Award will be offered a paid placement on the BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme while other category winners will be offered a mix of work experience and a chance to watch the programme go out.
ABSW board member wins a prestigious Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT
The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT seeks to nurture and enhance the ability of journalists from around the world to accurately illuminate the complex intersection of science, technology and human culture.
Two previous ABSW award winners have also won this year's fellowship: Anil Ananthaswamy, who won the Best Investigative Journalism award in 2013; and Eva Wolfangel, winner of the 2018 European Science Writer of the Year award.
Richard is a science journalist and editor who leads the BBC.com digital features teams (RoW) for BBC Global News Ltd in London. That includes the sites Future, Culture and Reel, as well as the social and homepage editors in the UK.
He is also the Editor of BBC Future, the science, technology and health website on BBC.com. Before that he was an editor at New Scientist, working in both the news and features departments.
His current interests include the long-term view of humanity and our impact on future generations. Richard is an ABSW member who was also elected to ABSW governing board this year.
Two other current board members, Ehsan Masood and Mico Tatalovic, were KSJ at MIT fellows in 2017-2018.
Finalists announced for the UK and Ireland’s top science journalism awards
After consideration of two hundred and seventy entries, the judges have decided on the finalists in this year’s Association of British Science Writers’ Awards for Britain and Ireland. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 28 May 2019 in the Science Museum’s new Illuminate event space. The Awards are supported by Johnson & Johnson Innovation along with category support from the Royal Society, the Dr Katharine Giles Fund and NUJ/Stephen White Bequest.
Mico Tatalovic, chair of the judging panel and of the ABSW said: "We have had a near-record number of entries this year, and the standard has been excellent, as usual, which made judging them difficult but also enjoyable. It was great to see some new names – of both journalists and publications – on the shortlist, and several entries that were published in non-science publications. It’s been a privilege to be a part of these awards and see them go from strength to strength over the last few years. We hope to make them even bigger and better next year!”
Promote your book at the British Science Festival/Regional Meet Up
We are planning to run a regional meetup at the British Science Festival in Coventry on Friday September 13 as part of a festival takeover of the local arts quarter, Fargo Village. We will most likely run the meetup for members and other science writers at the festival in a bar in this area. However, the festival has offered to provide an author from the ABSW a slot at an evening of 'lightning talks' by science authors held at a local independent bookshop.
ABSW Awards Ceremony 2019
All ABSW members are invited to attend the ABSW Awards Ceremony 2019 to celebrate the very best in science, technology, engineering and mathematics journalism in UK and Ireland.
Join us at the Science Museum's brand new Illuminate event space on Tuesday 28 May 2019 to find out the winners of this year's awards and then afterwards at the same venue for the annual Scientists Meet the Media reception organised by the Science Museum and Royal Society. RSVP is essential by Friday 10 May via the RSVP link below.
The ABSW Awards are sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, plus individual category support from The Royal Society, The Dr Katharine Giles Fund and NUJ Stephen White.