Conveying facts was an easy task for me and I liked it much better than doing scientific research itself.
While it may seem counterintuitive to think of emotion and science going hand in hand, it's a marriage that's made for TV.
New media is a real sit-forward experience, unlike the passive media of radio and television.
The TV station, the customer, is not looking for artists, but for easy-to-sell, mass-appeal productions.
RedTV is a community television station, and the majority of its programmes are produced by a dedicated team of volunteers.
On two occasions the station's switchboard broke down under pressure from angry listeners.
What keeps me going is the power of combining mass and personal communication.
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.
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.
"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."
At that point I couldn't think about anything else--it was like being in love. Ihad to work for NOVA.
Opportunities for scientists to break into broadcasting have got to be few and far between, right? Wrong!
We get to make a radio or TV programme in lieu of writing a thesis.
Tierfilmer zu sein ist ein Beruf, der oft voller Entbehrungen ist.
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.
It's all about versatility--being able to recycle the same story in print, radio, and television but make it look different.
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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