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Lesley Evans Ogden

Vancouver, BC
Freelance Science Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  obesity, science, evolution, ecology, sustainability, nutrition, fitness, wildlife, animal behaviour, environment, health, archaeology, paleontology, green energy, discrimination, transportation

Award-winning freelance science journalist | Chasing fascinating, unusual, fun & thought-provoking science stories | Nature Environment Behaviour Health

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Always on the look-out for the unique and unexplored angles of science, I love turning up stories that are unexpected, thought-provoking, quirky, or amusing.

I developed a love for science and natural history as soon as I could walk, picking up snakes and caterpillars and pushing them around in ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Commissioned to write a feature article for a magazine during my PhD - on the issue of migratory birds colliding with buildings and windows.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I've seen ancient rock art depicting such a device. To admit to having used one would be to reveal one's advanced age.

How is social media changing news?

It's allowing more rapid turnover of information, and accelerated response: a double-edged sword in a world overwhelmed with misinformation.

MIT Science Journalism Bootcamp Fellowship

2013 - Science Journalism
Fellowship to attend a 2-day workshop at MIT on Medical Evidence.