[A statue of Charles Darwin. CGP Grey/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)]
First things first: This August you’ll be able to buy a piece of my writing (on real paper) at a bookstore or newsstand near you!
I have a front-of-book story about bacterial biofilms and how we can attack them with sugar-cutting enzymes out in the August issue of Scientific American.
You could read it online OR you could do me and all other emerging science writers a solid by buying an actual copy of one of our flagship magazines.
Or you could do us a digital solid by purchasing a digital subscription to an outlet that pays us. (If you’re curious about why I’m so adamant about outlets that pay me making bank, read Bethany Brookshire’s excellent spiel on the subject.)
Also, over at Lateral, we have a new history & philosophy article out about why “Darwin Didn’t Delay” by the awesome Andrew Katsis. It’s part of Lateral’s SLOW issue and the first history & philosophy piece to debut with me as editor, so I hope you check it out!
But onward into the future! A few days ago, I internet-stumbled across a post by journalist Jennifer Brandel. Her company, Hearken, helps news outlets reach out to audience members and ask for story ideas! And not in a “Please-take-this-five-minute-survey way. As in, audience members can submit questions, participate in reporting, and give feedback to the journalists who are writing the story.
Immediately, I realized that’s the sort of process I want to incorporate on this blog.