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Readers interested in multi-media storytelling and its uses in science journalism may enjoy Scum, a 2017 story from reporter Tony Bartelme and a team of photographers and web developers at the Pulitzer-Prize winning publication The Post and Courier. Scum explores "colonies of fast-growing algae and bacteria" that created a nation-wide crisis. The interactive module takes readers on a journey that...

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View Resource De-Jargonizer

Science writing can feature complex terminology that may put off ordinary readers. Make sure your writing is accessible and universal with the De-Jargonizer, "an automated jargon identification program aimed at helping scientists and science communication trainers improve and adapt vocabulary use for a variety of audiences." Users have the option of copying and pasting the text they want analyzed...

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View Resource Scheherazade Speaks Science

Dive into "inspiring stories about space and science," with Scheherazade Speaks Science. This publication was founded by astrophysicist Ghina M. Halabi, who recognized that "the world needs science and science needs more women." The site gets its name from the story of Scheherazade, a character from the book of Islamic Golden Age folktales One Thousand and One Nights, who uses storytelling as a...

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View Resource A Street Near You

First launched in 2017, A Street Near You provides a comprehensive database that "explore[s] the local legacy of the First World War." This resource contains "nearly 500,000 location records for 410,000 men and women who died whilst serving in the First World War," and displays them on an interactive map that allows users to see how the War affected countries and communities alike. The site allows...

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View Resource The Way I See It

Art lovers and art historians may enjoy The Way I See It. This audio and video series from the Museum of Modern Art in New York features "leading creative thinkers" (writers, actors, activists, and more) discussing a piece from the Museum that speaks to them. Interviewees analyze the complex meanings and emotions that the pieces encompass, wrestling with the dichotomy of anger and joy. The series...

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