Science Writing: Keep the Audience in Mind

It was a story with sex appeal: “Widely-used antidepressants may help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease!” Lots of people use antidepressants, and lots of people are affected by Parkinson’s, including some very famous people. Readers would be interested. It had the chance of making it into the paper at More

In the Newsroom When Disaster Strikes

Jill Kester Locantore is this year’s APS-AAAS Media Fellow. She began her year-long internship with the Richmond Times-Dispatch on September 10. In the following report, she describes what it was like to be in a newsroom when the terrorist attacks took place. On the second day of my internship as More

Views From Our Media Fellow: Communicating About Science

Jill Kester was selected as the APS/AAAS 2001 Mass Media Fellow. Her internship is with the Richmond Times Dispatch in Richmond, VA. Below, Kester describes her background and offers her views on the importance of communicating science to the public. Kester I did my undergraduate work at Pomona College in More