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Daryl Ilbury

Cape Town, South Africa
Freelance Science Journalist and Author — Freelance
As seen in: Freelance, Health24

Journalist and writer; explores the complex interface of science, the media & human behaviour. Author of 'A Fox's Tale' and 'Tim Noakes: The Quiet Maverick'.

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I am a specialist in shaping public opinion. I am a former award-winning senior broadcaster and media analyst with over 30 years experience in the media. I am now a senior journalist, writer and author with over 250 bylines in Financial Times, Sunday Times, Saturday Star, Business Day, Mail &...

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@darylilbury — 1,821 followers, 11,985 tweets

Aug 22, 2017

An extract from #TheQuietMaverick about what you should look for in any story about #nutrition. Read from last para on the left. https://t.co/imxFmCA5pH

Aug 22, 2017

@A_Gillespie69 If she sounded like a cantankerous old hag, then, yes, that was I.

Aug 22, 2017

Chile rejects billion-dollar iron mine to protect endangered sea life, including #penguins  http://ow.ly/w5f730eA4DO 

Aug 22, 2017

#Virus changes how ocean #plankton absorb nutrients - potentially changing how carbon is stored in the ocean.  https://phys.org/news/2017-08-virus-reprograms-ocean-plankton.html#jCp 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I came into journalism late in my media career - I had already been over 20 years as a broadcaster and columnist

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

It's giving a voice to those not qualified to be media specialists, to be 'specialists' in the media.