Wednesday, September 06, 2006

blogging buzz explained

Don't Get Caught president Denise Graveline will speak to the D.C. Science Writers Association later this month in a panel discussion on "Blogs: Beyond the Buzz," Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m., at the Genetics and Public Policy Center, Berman Bioethics Institute, Johns Hopkins University, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Fifth Floor. Speaking on "Why Blog? Benefits for Science Writers," Graveline will join these panelists:

Science Blogs: Intersections with the Public, the Media, and Politics:, Matthew Nisbet, assistant professor, School of Communications, American University and author of the Framing Science blog, also columnist, Science and the Media, for Skeptical Inquirer Online.

Launching Science Blogs: Successes and Challenges: A representative from The Science Advisory Board, an online community of over 30,000 life scientists based in Arlington, Va., will describe the varying degrees of success achieved by the organization's six different member-authored blogs that describe everything from daily life in the lab to the frontlines of cancer research.

The event costs $15 for members, $20 for non-members for light hors d'oeuvres and beverages, free for the program only, which starts at 6:30 p.m. RSVP: By Sept. 25, via Evite to members or on the DCSWA website.

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