Computation and data analysis are fundamental tools in almost all the sciences today. The same tools can also help journalists and other communicators present science stories to the wider public. On April 18 and 19, 2015, New England Science Writers hosted a workshop where some two dozen science writers got acquainted with two programming languages (Python and JavaScript) and made a start on applying these tools to their own story ideas. The event had the financial support of the National Association of Science Writers and took place in facilities generously donated by the MIT Media Lab.

This web site will serve as a showcase for the projects undertaken by the workshop participants. We’ll also be posting videos of selected parts of the proceedings. And the tutorials and other materials that helped us prepare for the event are offered as a resource for the entire community of science witers.

The Workshop Team

Carol Cruzan Morton
Chief workshop contact
NESW Steering Committee

Rosalind Reid
Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

Rahul Dave
computational scientist
LxPrior Inc. and Harvard

Brian Hayes
American Scientist

James Damon
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Jeremy Guillette
Fung Library of Harvard University

Special thanks to Matt Carroll, our host at the MIT Media Lab, who lived-blogged the workshop.

Contact NESW

NESW Web site/blog:

Twitter: @NEsciWriters

Facebook public page: