Advisory Council Journalism Adjunct Faculty Many courses are taught by adjunct professors professionals in their field who teach on a part-time or course-by-course basis. The following professors regularly teach in the Department of Journalism. Ellen Baisley-Nodine Ellen Baisley-Nodine A serial graduate of the University of Florida, Ellen is committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates and graduates as they develop their identity and skill as storytellers and future community leaders.
NASW established the Science in Society awards to provide recognition -- without subsidy from any professional or commercial interest -- for investigative or interpretive reporting about the sciences and their impact on society.
The awards are intended to encourage critical, probing work that would not receive an award from an interest group. Beginning with the first award inNASW has highlighted innovative reporting that goes well beyond the research findings and considers the associated ethical problems and social effects.
The awards are especially prestigious because they are judged by accomplished peers. NASW currently awards prizes in five categories: In Five Days At Memorial: Doctors, nurses, and volunteers labored for five days in sweltering heat and often in darkness to evacuate the patients they could, while trying to keep others -- including patients in intensive care -- alive.
With limited supplies and too few prospects for rescue, exhausted medical staff faced agonizing ethical choices: Who to evacuate first, and how to handle the fragile patients who might not survive evacuation. Before the crisis ended, almost four dozen patients had died; a subsequent investigation indicated that medical staff had euthanized some of those patients by injecting a lethal dose of painkillers.
The judges called the book a "meticulously reported and vividly rendered study of a calamity that one might not think could ever unfold in any modern civilization. Traditional methods of fighting plant disease, such as breeding naturally resistant trees, have not succeeded.
The FDA had just ordered the 23andMe to stop selling its genetic testing kit because the company had advertised it as a medical testing device. The judges pointed out that these testing kits, "sold directly to consumers for education or entertainment, are hugely popular, and they are the most direct experience many people have of modern science.
The Science in Society awards committee was co-chaired by Amber Dance, a freelance journalist and staffer at Alzforum. In addition to the final committee, NASW thanks the volunteers who served on the preliminary committees: Entry forms will be available at http: The largest organization devoted to the professional interests of science writers, the National Association of Science Writers fosters the dissemination of accurate information regarding science through all media normally devoted to informing the public.
Its 2, members include science writers and editors, and science-writing educators and students.
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With more than 2, members, the National Association of Science Writers fosters the dissemination of accurate information regarding science.
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Lesson plans and activities provided by the National Science Teachers Association. The National Association of Science Writers offers a wide array of resources to the science writing community, many of which do not require NASW membership.
In addition, NASW members can take advantage of tools (marked with an asterisk below) that can help them improve their standing in the science writing marketplace.