4-8 August 2015
America/Detroit timezone

How to be a successful freelance science reporter

7 Aug 2015, 14:00
Room 4 (Michigan League)

Room 4

Michigan League

Education and Outreach Education and Outreach


Colin Barras (freelance writer)


Thanks to social media and blogging platforms, it’s never been easier for anyone to be a science news reporter. But finding an audience is tougher. In this talk I will explore how the science stories you choose to write about, and the way you choose to write about them, can improve your chances of being noticed - potentially even by a professional popular science editor who is willing to offer a penny (and usually considerably more) for your thoughts. Colin Barras has been a professional science writer and editor for eight years, working at New Scientist magazine in London, CERN, and most recently on a freelance basis.
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Colin Barras (freelance writer)

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