I have been a freelance science journalist for six years. With a bit of luck and lots of grit and learning from mistakes, I have published in more than twenty outlets. My stories have won prizes from Singapore to Switzerland.
For my stories now, I’m digging for numbers and calling sources for maps and contacts. All done at my desk, eyes on a screen. Maybe I won’t need to get out.
But, of course not.
Robert Caro, the renowned biographer and journalist, was writing about the changes that electricity brought…
After we described in Monsoon Episode 1 what we do as freelance science journalists, Dyna, Sandy, and I talk about taking the start of our careers in this episode. We share tips and strategies for others who wish to report on science in Southeast Asia.
Episode 1 | 26 Feb 2021
Episode 2 | 26 Feb 2021
A self-reflection on turning around a disappointing end to the year.
I wrote this to remind my future self, in case I ever get carried away again. If you like this, it’s a bonus for me.
By April 2020, the year was looking pretty bad for my freelance science journalism…
I spent nine months this year investigating forest-use changes in Peninsular Malaysia. The project was sponsored by a grant from the Pulitzer Center’s Rainforest Journalism Fund and the stories — about 10,000 words across four parts — were published on Macaranga.
Here’s a condensed version written for those who prefer…