Category: Interviews

An Interview with Sarah Wild

Shannon Hall • Interviews • January 12, 2018

Sarah Wild was ready to leave science journalism. Then, she won a AAAS Kavli Gold award — helping her renew some of her faith in the field and her abilities. Here, Showcase talks to her about her experiences and learns what it takes to stay afloat in a difficult field. 

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An Interview with Eric Boodman

Shannon Hall • Interviews • October 25, 2017

Eric Boodman’s stories consistently engage the reader in highly original topics with the help quirky characters, deep reporting, fun details and so much more. It’s no wonder he won this year’s Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, an annual prize for young science journalists. Here, Showcase picks his brain.






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The Secret of Being Carl Zimmer

Shannon Hall • Interviews • July 13, 2017

You could say that Carl Zimmer is every young science writer’s aspiration. He has written 12 popular science books, two textbooks and hundreds of articles for places like The New York Times, National Geographic, Time, Scientific American, Science and Popular Science. At Showcase, we wanted to discover his secret — particularly when it comes to winning those awards. Here’s a Q & A with Zimmer.






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Diving Deep Into An Oil Spill

Shannon Hall • Interviews • February 22, 2017

In an award-winning NPR story, Richard Harris uncovered the true damage behind the largest oil spill in U.S. waters. But perhaps more impressive is the story behind the story. …






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An Interview with Natalie Wolchover

Shannon Hall • Interviews • September 6, 2016

Natalie Wolchover’s stories consistently engage the reader in tough topics with the help of masterful ledes, smart transitions, easy-to-understand analogies, quirky characters and so much more. It’s no wonder she won this year’s Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, an annual prize for young science journalists. Here, Showcase picks her brain.






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