I got an email yesterday from somebody asking for advice on getting into science journalism. I hate things like that–I never know how to answer and am always afraid “it was random luck” might be giving away too many secrets.
But then I stumbled across Ed Yong’s thread On the origin of science writers and realized that I could point my correspondent there. Shameless, moi?
Some interesting stories–go take a look if you haven’t seen it.
Oh, and I did contribute, too.