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New online science publication seeking student contributions

Deadline:

5/5/09

A new online environmental science magazine that will feature student reporting on science and the environment will launch on World Environment Day, June 5, and is currently seeking students globally to contribute.

The New Science Journalism Project (NSJ Project), at newsciencejournalism.net, hopes to attract thousands of students of science, science journalism and science communication into a new worldwide network for online news about the environment, according to project director Alison Binney.

Ms Binney said the NSJ Project was also open to students of politics, law, education, engineering, design and all other tertiary studies to collaborate with science and media departments to communicate all aspects of environmental science.

Currently, those interested in the Project can log their interest at newsciencejournalism.net. The online magazine will be accepting online submissions beginning May 5 for the first issue. Submissions can be in the form of news story, news feature, photojournalism, cartoons or data visualisation graphics. Submissions are sub-categorised under: Energy, Topic, Science, Global Region.

The Project is also implementing a contributor reward scheme called the New Science Journalism Advertising Revenue Exchange (NSJARex).

For more information, contact Alison Fay Binney at alison@newsciencejournalism.net.