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The landscape of science journalism is changing. From the heyday when every newspaper had a science editor, health editor, environment editor and technology editor, the numbers of dedicated in-house STEM/health journalists in the mainstream media is dwindling. At the same time, traditional advertising-funded print media is on the ropes and no one quite knows if it will ever get off them.
But science journalism is far from dead; it’s alive and well, working the online/digital media night shift and waiting for its chance to reclaim its rightful place as the most interesting part of the newspaper you’ll ever read. Why? Because more than ever, this world needs good science journalism and because, well, face it … science journalists are the most interesting people you’ll ever get stuck next to at a dinner party.