Starting in the early 1970s, two German boys—one from the East, one from the West—with binoculars around their necks spent their teenage years pacing either side of the insurmountable Iron Curtain, the “death zone,” looking […]
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Maryn McKenna shares a lesson she learned while reporting on a tsunami. McKenna is a columnist for Scientific American, a blogger for Wired, and the author of Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA and Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service.
Science journalist Maryn McKenna has covered the infectious diseases beat for more than a decade. During that time, she’s written countless articles and two award-winning books on the subject. Through her reporting, she developed an interest […]
I don’t really know how to take good research notes. I read and mark up papers, then end up just hoping some portion of what I’ve read will influence how I concoct my story. What do other people do to organize what they’ve read into something useful for planning and writing a story?
Authors of science books often begin as writers of science news. As a science journalist who is looking to write a book, I’ve become very curious as to how other science journalists made the leap […]
For nearly all her career, journalist and author Maryn McKenna has written about public health, from Midwest droughts to bird flu to Gulf War Syndrome. While covering the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]