Science writing poses specific challenges: Science writers must engage their audiences while also explaining unfamiliar scientific concepts and processes. Further, they must illuminate arcane research methods while at the same time cope with scientific ignorance and uncertainty. Stocking’s volume not only tackles these challenges, but also includes extraordinary breadth in story selection, from prize-winning narratives, profiles and explanatory pieces to accounts of scientific meetings and new discoveries, Q&A’s, traditional trend and issue stories, reviews, essays and blog posts. These Times exemplars, together with Stocking’s guide to reading stories about science and technology, are perfect for science writers who aspire to diversify and hone their reporting and writing skills in a changing media climate. Holly Stocking is an experienced science writer, award-winning teacher, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
This is a collection of best science-related articles from New York Times, including several articles from the NYTimes by Carl Zimmer, and a few blog posts by NYT bloggers Olivia Judson, John Tierney and Andy Revkin [corrected].
I have not bought the book yet, but it is my understanding that the last chapter, on additional Suggested Resources, has quite a lot about science blogs, as well as the Open Laboratory anthologies.