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Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan

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Marburg, Germany
Writer and Reporter — Freelance
As seen in: Freelance, The Lancet
Covers:  Life sciences, health sciences, pharma, ecology, evolution, chemistry (related to biology & medicine), science for children, and any topic in relevance to these disciplines.
Doesn't Cover: Hard-core physics and engineering...

Sci/Med Journalist. See portfolio: vijayshankar.contently.com. Founder: @BookPodia. Proud husband of the biochemist @vidhya03

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Biography

Researcher-turned science journalist, writer and audio broadcaster. Like to read and write about anything that's related to or change the way I look at or practice life and health: biology, chemistry, physics, environment, ecology, evolution, medicine, pharma, nano, etc... Have experience in teac...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I wrote an anecdotal essay for Lab Times, a EU Life Science Magazine. I was an intern there. The essay was featured as a cover story.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, about 10 years ago, during my college. To write course notes!

How is social media changing news?

Social media have given a new twist to journalism, but cannot replace traditional reporting. They have indeed changed the way of reporting.