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Our free, public database of journalists, writers, editors, and other communicators who cover science is designed help people within our community expand their networks and find potential colleagues, collaborators, and more.
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Sharpen your skills in finding and pitching stories, spotting hype, covering studies, and more with one of our free Science Journalism Master Classes. Each course is delivered to your email inbox, starting as soon as you sign up.
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Where to Get Started at The Open Notebook
We’ve published more than 500 articles on the craft of science journalism, and we also offer courses and other training opportunities, Spanish translations, DEI resources, a huge database of successful pitch letters, tip sheets, and more. Here are some starting points for digging in.
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- Earth & Environment
- Editing Science Stories
- Essay & Opinion Writing
- Ethics in Science Journalism
- Fact-checking & Revising
- Feature Reporting & Writing
- Finding & Interviewing Sources
- Finding Story Ideas
- Health & Medicine
- Historical Research
- Hype & Misinformation
- Investigative Reporting
- Local Reporting & Community Engagement
- Meeting Coverage
- Narrative Storytelling
- Navigating the Science Journalism World
- News Reporting & Writing
- Organization & Tools
- Physical Sciences
- Self Care
- Social Media
- Social Sciences
- Trauma Reporting
- Writing Clearly & Engagingly
Sharpen your skills with our free online courses, delivered to your inbox starting as soon as you sign up.
Learn about our mentoring programs for early-career science journalists, local journalists, journalists from underrepresented communities, and international students.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources
We’ve published dozens of articles and resource guides that center diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in science journalism. Browse this page to find articles on topics such as covering Indigenous communities, reporting and writing with trans-inclusion in mind, navigating bias in newsrooms, finding diverse sources, tracking source diversity, using alt-text to make stories more accessible, freelancing on a student visa, and much, much more.
Check Out the Science Writers Database!
We’ve created a free, public database of journalists, writers, editors, and other communicators who cover science, health, environment, and technology. The purpose of this database is to help people within our community expand and diversify their networks and find potential freelancers, collaborators, editors to pitch, conference panelists, award judges, new colleagues, voices to follow on social media, and more. View or join the database today!