History of science journalism in the UK: 50 years of ABSW
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.
ABSW sponsors two science prizes at Student Publication Association’s 2019 awards
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.
Fixing science journalism: notes from ABSW-Kavli brainstorm
Outside the Research Lab Volume 2 by Sharon Ann Holgate
Nominate your favourite editor for the new ABSW award
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.
New award for best innovation in science journalism
Have you tried a different approach to science storytelling? Experimented with new reporting tools or media platforms? Or perhaps used an existing technique or technology in a new and unexpected way to improve science journalism?
If so, you are probably eligible for a new ABSW award for the best innovation the field of science journalism. The award is open for entries until 31 January. Find out more and enter here: https://www.absw.org.uk/absw-awards/guidelines
The award will be for innovative approaches in the gathering, presentation and/or delivery of STEM journalism. The award will be made to the individual or team considered to have made the most innovative approach in the entry year. The success/impact of the approach will be considered although this will only form part of the judging criteria. The nature of the award means that entry can be flexible with statements of achievement considered alongside evidence or examples of work. The judges will be looking for out-of-the box thinking, and new, unusual and disruptive approaches to journalism.