SCONC report

Oct 15, 2008

Last night, the Science Communicators of North Carolina met at the NC Biotechnology Center to hear my friend Cathy Clabby talk about her sojourn from acclaimed N&O science writer to Knight Science Fellow at MIT to associate editor at American Scientist.

Our local newspapers, like others across the country, are downsizing rapidly and drastically. (My former professor, Philip Meyer, has a take on that here.) I try not to drive by looking too long into my rear-view mirror … which is why I was so glad that Cathy mentioned the importance of science blogging these days, and how many science and health journalists are making use of online tools to tell stories about scientific exploration.

The third annual science blogging conference, dubbed ScienceOnline’09, will explore many of the issues and opportunities in science journalism and education. Check out the amazing list of sessions that Bora has organized for the conference.

Registration for ScienceOnline’09 is closed, by the way — we’ve hit our limit, and begun a waitlist. Send us a message (info at scienceonline09 dot com) if you want to get on the list.

Anton Zuiker

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