Who I am: Michelle Soto | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Where I live: Costa Rica
Why science journalism: “Science helps us explain the world. It allows us to be curious and awakens our creativity. Sometimes we forget how close science is to people. I see science journalism as a way to remind people, through stories, how close science is to them on a daily basis.”
Suggestions for newcomers:
- Don’t be afraid of scientific language. Know how to read the story beyond the jargon of the researchers.
- Seek training in science journalism. Latin America has good journalists, follow them on social networks, read their work, and learn from their careers.
- Science starts with a question, so does science journalism. There are no good or bad questions. The worst mistake is to censor ourselves from asking questions because we are ashamed. Sometimes, the simplest question holds a great story.