In collaboration with Da Capo Press and the National Association of Science Writers. SciLance recently hosted a Shindig for science writers. Shindig, as we learned, is a very cool platform for virtual events: SciLancers were able to see and take questions from participants, and participants could meet and chat privately with one another during the event. Among other gems, the session included Antarctic field reporting tips from Doug Fox, thoughtful advice on pursuing passion projects from Liza Gross, and the story of Robin Mejia’s award-winning CNN documentary. If you missed the Shindig but would like to check it out, the video is now available on our Google Plus page. Thanks to those of you who joined us, and see you next time! (Thanks to the Shindig staff and SciLancer Monya Baker for their heroic backstage assistance.)
Michelle Nijhuis’ award-winning reporting on science and the environment appears in National Geographic, Smithsonian, and many other publications. A longtime contributing editor of High Country News, she lives off the grid with her husband and daughter in rural western Colorado. She and Thomas Hayden are the co-editors of The Science Writers' Handbook.