Conveying facts was an easy task for me and I liked it much better than doing scientific research itself.
So, 2 years and some 70-odd clips later, do I intend to hang up my lab coat full-time and be a journalist? On the contrary--writing is my favorite pastime, but then so is science.
The essential requirement is not training, but the desire to communicate one's knowledge, some degree of innate talent for doing so, and a willingness to learn from experience.
What keeps me going is the power of combining mass and personal communication.
On two occasions the station's switchboard broke down under pressure from angry listeners.
RedTV is a community television station, and the majority of its programmes are produced by a dedicated team of volunteers.
The TV station, the customer, is not looking for artists, but for easy-to-sell, mass-appeal productions.
New media is a real sit-forward experience, unlike the passive media of radio and television.
While it may seem counterintuitive to think of emotion and science going hand in hand, it's a marriage that's made for TV.
"Your resume is great," he said, "but send in photos and a videotape of yourself to see if you qualify for the visual requirements of the job."
It's all about versatility--being able to recycle the same story in print, radio, and television but make it look different.
Married women with children are less likely to be full professors than those without. The opposite is now true for men.
The medium that you like to use, be it radio, television, or text, is most likely the medium in which you will be happiest working.
Tierfilmer zu sein ist ein Beruf, der oft voller Entbehrungen ist.
We get to make a radio or TV programme in lieu of writing a thesis.
Rather than looking at scientific ideas in a technical sense, we were forced to consider them in a business mindset and how feasible it would be in bringing them to the marketplace.
Opportunities for scientists to break into broadcasting have got to be few and far between, right? Wrong!
At that point I couldn't think about anything else--it was like being in love. Ihad to work for NOVA.
As an editor at DW-Radio in charge of the science program, I frequently receive phone calls from authors wanting to sell their stories.
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