On the origin of science writers

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.

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11 Responses to On the origin of science writers

  1. Eva Amsen says:

    Ah, that is exactly what I need to answer some e-mails as well. Thanks Internet and Ed. (I’ll probably leave a comment there as well, so it’s less like cheating =) )

  2. Ed Yong says:

    Fab – that’s exactly what the thread was designed for. Ta for the contribution.

  3. Richard P. Grant says:

    Apres moi le deluge.
    Thanks Ed, it’s a great idea.

  4. Åsa Karlström says:

    Thanks for the link Richard! It’s a great post Ed. Very interesting!
    (A part of me wanted to say something like “you mean it wasn’t a straight line from A to B Richard?? 😉 but I know, it is interesting nevertheless, to know how people end up where they end up… not always that obvious)

  5. amy charles says:

    I love this:
    “Others were bitten by a radioactive Carl Sagan.”
    So many victims. So all right, then, who’s the new Sagan? Cause it sure as hell ain’t Alan Alda.

  6. Nature Network Team says:

    “who’s the new Sagan?”
    Brian Cox – he even has a slightly amusing accent.

  7. Richard P. Grant says:

    If Cox comes anywhere near me with glowing teeth I’ll punch him up the throat.

  8. Henry Gee says:

    I always thought that Carl Sagan was an avatar of Kermit the frog. A sock puppet, if you will.

  9. Alejandro Correa says:

    To me that Carl Sagan must be a friend of gossipy cat:
    Gossipy cat=
    Done for my son.

  10. Alejandro Correa says:

    Gossipy cat

  11. Frank Norman says:

    I thought Carl Sagan was just someone called Carl who lived on the planet Sago, made out of custard.

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