An Interview with Courtney Humphries
Shannon Hall • Interviews • January 9, 2019
In 2017, Courtney Humphries received the David Perlman Award from the American Geophysical Union for a story that takes an in-depth look at the suburban forests surrounding Boston. Humphries has always been fascinated with urban ecology, and in 2015 she […]
An Interview with Eva Wolfangel
Shannon Hall • Interviews • September 5, 2018
Eva Wolfangel was told repeatedly to forget journalism and find another career. But today she is the European Science Writer of the Year. A freelance science journalist from Germany, Wolfangel received the award in 2018 for stories that covered a […]
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.
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.
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.
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. …
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.