Who I am: Yao-Hua Law | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Where I live: Malaysia
Why science journalism: “I love learning about how nature works and how human societies work. I also love to teach. Science journalism lets me do all of that and feel the creative thrill of writing. I wrote science news without knowing what journalism was. It turned out to be a surprisingly fun mix of creativity, fact-finding, and teaching. So, I resigned from academia and became a reporter. It’s been 7 meaningful years since.”
Suggestions for newcomers:
- Before you do this full-time, build a buffer to pay for 6 months’ expenses.
- Reach out to journalists in your region and ask for advice/support.
- Read and digest all that’s on The Open Notebook.