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Alok Jha

Public Engagement Fellowship, Wellcome
Covers:  science, science policy, medicine, environmental science, academia, technology
Doesn't Cover: web culture, nhs, healthcare, business, environmentalism, web businesses, products, software

Science journalist • @WellcomeTrust fellow • Author, The Water Book

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Alok Jha is a science correspondent at the Guardian. In addition to writing news and comment, he presents the Science Weekly podcast. A physics graduate from Imperial College London, he has been at the Guardian since the launch of the science supplement, Life, in 2003. He is also the author of Th...

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@drgitlin @CERN @iterorg @esa @sangerinstitute Why bother with even basic Googling for facts when you can just have lions roaring and Rule Britannia playing behind every tweet?
Dude, if you think a big bridge is epitome of British aim and ambition, your mind will be blown by what Brits get up to at @CERN, @iterorg, @esa, @sangerinstitute and the like 
@dandavis101 @whippletom @AdamRutherford @matthewcobb @thetimes Most important thing tho: congrats on a most-excellent-sounding new book, Dan! Can’t wait to read!
@matthewcobb @dandavis101 @whippletom @thetimes Everyone needs to pay their bills though, and it’s not as if media’s doing terribly well. I might be blowing this out of proportion (I probably am) but death by a million cuts is the way we go down.
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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Only to see what it was like, though. Not professionally.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

By email, generally.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

Adobe InCopy, Google Docs, DevonThink Pro Office, Twitter, Firefox, various Macs