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Diverse Voices in Science Journalism

Diverse Voices in Science Journalism, a collection by The Open Notebook (TON), explores questions too often unasked in science journalism, such as "What's it like to report on science in a language that doesn't have a word for science?" This resource is guided by the principle that "our personal experiences, backgrounds, and circumstances inevitably color the way we tell stories," and seeks to uplift work, explore experiences, and examine important topics that will address a lack of diversity in the field. Under Interviews & Articles, readers will find a wealth of content on topics including: addressing the disproportionate amount of harassment experienced by journalists of color, using meaningful inclusion of diverse sources, prioritizing culturally competent and sensitive reporting, and navigating the visa application process. The TON Collections section offers educational resources, some in Spanish, on topics such as environmental journalism and starting a career in science writing. Aspiring science writers may also want to explore the Pitch Database, where they can filter by type, publication, writer, and year of publication. Each entry contains a link to the published story and a copy of the pitch originally sent by its writer. Diverse Voices in Science Journalism is a partnership between Open Notebook (a non-profit resource hub for journalists in the field) and the National Association of Science Writers' Diversity Committee.
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2020-01-31
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