Where I live: Brazil
Why science journalism: “I’ve always been fascinated with the natural world and by knowledge. I very strongly believe in science as a path to promote awareness about the world around you and about yourself. I can get access to new fields of scientific knowledge and schools of thoughts, whether that happens through an interview with a scientist or by reading a new study. These new perspectives allow me to oxygenate my mind and usually bring a positive perspective, even in the midst of so many problems, such as those we face in Brazil now.”
Suggestions for newcomers:
- It is a privilege to inform about science in a world in crisis, so try not to lose that sense of honour.
- If you feel like science journalism is your path, do not listen to clichés diminishing the work of journalists or announcing the end of the profession: what we do matters and will not cease to exist.
- Yes, it is okay to start reading papers at the conclusion — and you can move to the next study if you do not find what you are looking for there.