Have you considered joining Science Writers in New York as a dues paying member?
SWINY’s job listings and networking opportunities have always been a value. In 2009, however, we outdid ourselves. We had a breakthrough year in hosting outstanding events (many of which drew SRO crowds of science and health writers).
- Ethics in Hard Times. Top journalists discussed how economics are changing the behavior of top health and science magazines.
- Social Media for Science Writers. Top practitioners explained the power and limitations of social media.
- Lust, Romance, & Attachment. What brain scanning says about love and lust.
- Goodbye Benchtop, Hello Laptop. How scientists can translate their knowledge into a writing career.
- Me.com. A very practical session on using social media to brand yourself as a writer.
- The 2009 Swine Influenza. What happened, what may happen, and the role of the media.
- Land, Sea, & Sky. A mind-expanding tour of Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
- Research and Science Parks. How governments, universities, and business work together to revitalize regional economies.
- Healthy Bones. Facts, myths and the science behind bone health.
We also hosted several networking socials, threw a festive annual party, and upgraded our website so it is easier to use.
This year, we hope to find even better ways to bring writers, editors, and scientists together. Your membership dues make this possible.
Dues are only $20 a year, and you can pay via PayPal or by check. Complete information is on the SWINY Web site.
SWINY can only exist with your continued support. This year, please help us continue providing great events and workshops for the New York science writing community.
Co-chairs, Science Writers in New York
P.S. Remember, many SWINY events have cover charges to defray the cost of renting space. If you attended even two of those events in 2009 — or our annual February party – your membership paid for itself.
P.P.S. Your dues may be tax-deductible as a professional expense.