A Field guide for science writers : the official guide of the National Association of Science Writers /

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Bibliographic Details
Imprint:New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Description:xi, 287 p. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Technical writing.
Communication in science.
Communication in science.
Technical writing.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/2724263
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Other authors / contributors:Blum, Deborah 1954-
Knudson, Mary.
National Association of Science Writers.
ISBN:0195100689
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Part 1. Learning the Craft
  • 1. Finding Story Ideas and Sources
  • 2. Reporting From Science Journals
  • 3. Understanding and Using Statistics
  • 4. Writing Well About Science: Techniques From Teachers of Science Writing
  • 5. Taking Your Story to the Next Level
  • 6. Finding a Voice and a Style
  • Part 2. Choosing Your Market
  • 7. Small Newspapers
  • 8. Large Newspapers
  • 9. Popular Magazines
  • 10. Trade and Science Journals
  • 11. Broadcast Science Journalism
  • 12. Freelance Writing
  • 13. Science Books
  • 14. Popular Audiences on the Web
  • 15. Science Audiences on the Web
  • 16. Science Editing
  • Part 3. Varying Your Writing Style
  • 17. Deadline Writing
  • 18. Investigative Reporting
  • 19. Gee Whiz Science Writing
  • 20. Explanatory Writing
  • 21. Narrative Writing
  • 22. The Science Essay
  • Part 4. Covering Stories in the Life Sciences
  • 23. Medicine
  • 24. Infectious Diseases
  • 25. Nutrition
  • 26. Mental Health
  • 27. The Biology of Behavior
  • 28. Human Genetics
  • 29. Human Cloning and Stem Cells
  • Part 5. Covering Stories in the Physical and Environmental Sciences
  • 30. Technology and Engineering
  • 31. Space Science
  • 32. The Environment
  • 33. Nature
  • 34. Earth Sciences
  • 35. Climate
  • 36. Risk Reporting
  • Taking a Different Path: Journalists and Public Information Officers
  • Part 6. Communicating Science From Institutions
  • 37. Universities
  • 38. Institutional Communications During Crisis
  • 39. Government Agencies
  • 40. Nonprofits
  • 41. Museums