A new website called The Open Notebook just launched focusing on the craft of science journalism, and I think it’s well worth checking out.
The website features interviews with science writers about recent stories they’ve published.
It seems like a great way to get insights about how they tackled the story, including the nitty-gritty details: How they found their story ideas, how they identified good sources, how they pitched the story, and how they actually wrote the story.
They’ve already interviewed an impressive line-up of science writers, and I’ve found it quite fascinating to find out the ‘behind-the-scenes’ details of their stories. Hopefully you will too.
(Now that’s what my class project should have been :))