Regardless of where you do your science writing, your work is going to appear on the Web, a highly visual medium that combines the best of both print and television.

To be a successful science journalist you have to be thinking about the visuals from the get-go -- asking for them, searching for them, and sometimes creating them yourself. 

This site is a resource companion to an October 17, 2009 workshop at the National Association of Science Writers meeting.

We'll show you some easy-to-use, readily available tools that can add pop to any story, and we'll provide a few tips and sources of inspiration.

Please email your suggestions and discoveries to make this site better. (karlleif_at_gmail.com)

Image: Cardiac muscle of a zebra fish illuminated by fluorescent proteins shows the activity of individual cells seven days after injury. “What we are learning from this small fish may help people suffering from heart disease in the future,” said Kazu Kikuchi, a postdoctoral fellow in the cell biology lab of assistant professor Ken Poss at Duke University.