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Attending a scientific conference is a major investment for any journalist. Dozens of press events, hundreds of panel sessions and posters, and thousands of dollars in travel expenses – it all adds up to an opportunity cost for which journalists must plan wisely.
Four members of the Unearthed Magazine staff – also known as students in the Spring 2014 Science, Health and Environmental Writing class – attended the AAAS conference in Chicago Feb. 13-16.
How do journalists make the most of these conferences? I asked working journalists and professors to share tips for my science writing students. Here’s a sampling of what they said:
- Do make sure you bring something to eat. It’s hard to stop what you’re doing to eat lunch.
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