The Pepper: Sacramento region #scicomm news for week of August 16, 2015

CapSciComm newsletter

The Pepper
August 16, 2015

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Hot off the press! Check out the CapSciComm update in the Summer 2015 issue of ScienceWriters magazine! To help commemorate us entering our third year of operations, we shared our mission and vision again in the latest “Regional Groups” roundup in ScienceWriters, the membership magazine of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW). It’s our way of reminding colleagues from around the nation that “we’re here, and we’re keeping science spicy!”

And speaking of NASW, registration for the ScienceWriters2015 conference is now open! The annual workshop of the NASW and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW) is being hosted in Cambridge, Mass. this year, from October 9th to 13th. Find the event program and registration links here

We had a lovely “Winery Work Day” for freelancers and independents this past Friday at Matchbook Wine Company in Zamora. The weather was fair, the food fine, and the wine fancy and plenty. The gathering drew rave reviews, so #WineryWorkDay just might become a regular CapSciComm event…

Poynter’s Melody Kramer wrote a summary of GitHub tutorials for journalists interested in coding and navigating this online resource for learning and sharing code…

Katie L. Strong is the 2015 AAAS Mass Media Fellow posted to the Sacramento Bee. (Image Credit: Sacramento Bee)
Katie L. Strong is the 2015 AAAS Mass Media Fellow posted to the Sacramento Bee. (Image Credit: Sacramento Bee)

ICYMI: Couldn’t make it to Davis Beer Week and the special Davis Science Café on the science of brewing? Listen to Professor Charlie Bamforth’s interview on Capital Public Radio from August 6th…

And mark your calendars for the September 2nd Lodi SNL evening. Let’s just say that if you like alpacas, this is your night

Finally, join us in bidding goodbye and good fortune to AAAS Mass Media Fellow Katie L. Strong, whose science journalism training with The Sacramento Bee concluded on August 14th. Strong will be returning to Emory University to complete her doctoral research in chemistry. Check out the articles she filed for Scoopy, and keep in touch with her via @KatieLStrong!


Keep Science Spicy!



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