New Horizons-in-Science Briefings for Education of Journalists

March 1st, 1989 - August 31st, 1993 | PROJECT

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writers (CASW), a nonprofit organization of scientists and science writers, will provide an additional four years of New Horizons In Science briefings for science reporters and editors. These annual briefings, which have been conducted since 1963, bring together leading researchers in the most active areas of science and engineering with science journalists to educate journalists about the latest developments in scientific discovery and inquiry, and to allow the two groups to interact with each other to discuss common aspects of the public understanding of science. Each year, the CASW Briefings engage more than a hundred science journalists from around the country with more than a dozen speakers reflecting as many fields of scientific discovery. The activities cover all fields of science and engineering and are carefully constructed to reflect a variety of points of view within disciplines. This standard award for three years will allow CASW to develop independent long.term funding for the series. Evaluation and marketing studies will take place in each of the next four years. More than $100,000 in additional project support will be provided by the CASW and other New Horizons sponsors.

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Team Members

William Cromie, Principal Investigator, Council For the Advancement of Science Writing


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 8851136
Funding Amount: 111870


Audience: Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: Engineering | General STEM
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Conferences | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks