Featured Journalist: John Timmer
Today’s featured journalist is John Timmer, the science editor (or as he calls it “chief science wrangler”) at Ars Technica who not only writes and edits but also teaches science communications. That’s because Timmer has a bachelors in biochemistry as well as a Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology. The UC Berkeley alum’s portfolio includes: Most of what you read was wrong: how press releases rewrote scientific history, The Best Evidence for Dark Matter & the Uncertainty Therein, and How a collapsing scientific hypothesis led to a lawsuit and arrest. Considering his first writing job was freelancing for Ars Technica, you can take this doctor’s advice on being a better journalist: “Talk to as many people in the field as you can so you can learn from their experience.”
Remember: if you also want to be featured here, you should a) set up your own own journalist portfolio and 2) let us know by emailing delia at muckrack dot com.