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Science Today showcases science writing drawn from the country’s postgraduate students. Science graduates often lack the confidence and ability to communicate their research to a popular audience, and they very seldom have the opportunity to publish their work outside of scientific journals.
With a focus on training and developing writing talent among postgraduates, Science Today includes web-based training, feedback, editing and mentoring for students whose work is chosen to be part of the annual publication.
Your company message and sponsorship can be aligned to these future-shaping individuals by supporting our dedicated publication in print, online and on social media. Science Today will be released on September 4th 2017.
Sarah Wild is a multi-award-winning science journalist. She has worked as science editor at Business Day and the Mail & Guardian. In 2012, she published her rst full-length non- ction book Searching African Skies: e Square Kilometre Array and South Africa’s Quest to Hear the
Songs of the Stars, and in 2013 she was named the best science journalist in Africa by Siemens in their 2013 Pan-African Pro les Awards. In 2015, she published her second book Innovation: Shaping South Africa through Science, and won the CNN Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Award, category: innovation.
HOW IT WORKS:
Science Today will put out a call for applications to the country’s universities and universities of technology, and masters and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering and maths elds will be able to submit a piece of writing about their research.
Out of these, we will choose between 20 and 30 postgraduates, who Sarah Wild will work with one-on-one to prepare their writing for publication.
Call for nominations: 1 June
Close of nominations: 15 July
Judging process: First week of August
Sales deadline: Friday – 11 August
Material deadline: Friday – 18 August
Publication date: Friday – 8 September
Distribution: Newspaper readership 504 000 plus 22 000 bagged with September issue of Stuff