1. Introduction 2. Finding Science Stories 3. Pitching 4. Interviewing Scientists 5. Writing about Science for Magazines 6. Writing about Science for Newspapers 7. Writing about Science Online 8. Storytelling for Science Journalists 9. Facts and Figures 10. Investigative Science Journalism 11. Science Journalism in the Digital Age 12. Building a Career in Science Journalism Appendix A Index
Martin W. Angler is a freelance science journalist with a background in technology and environmental journalism. His work has appeared on the BBC, in Scientific American and in major German and Swiss newspapers such as Neue Zurcher Zeitung, ZEIT Online, SPIEGEL Online, Motherboard Germany, P.M. Magazin and Bild der Wissenschaft. He was also a regular contributor to two radio programmes on technology on the Italian public broadcaster RAI, and to leading interdisciplinary science projects at the European Academy of Bolzano.
"Angler draws on his own experience and taps into a wide network
of professional experts and scholars to provide an authoritative
and comprehensive guide to the specialist field of science
journalism. Extensively researched chapters cover practical tips on
the journalistic process. These are underpinned by discussion of
critical themes including communicating risk, notions of fake
balance and statistical literacy."
Gary Stevens, Programme Leader, MA Science & Environmental Journalism, University of Lincoln, UK"Finally, a comprehensive first-of-its-kind text on the essential tools and techniques of science journalism. Long awaited and lucidly written from a clear professional vantage point, Martin W. Angler's book is a defiant rise up to those who believe in the gradual death of well-crafted science journalism."
An Nguyen, Associate Professor of Journalism, Bournemouth University, UK.