Marina Joubert shows you how to source good science stories, from what to do with press releases to networking for exclusives.
Science journalists constantly need new story ideas. Short on time, it’s tempting to simply pluck stories from the press releases landing on your desk. But that would miss a lot of fascinating science, and risks ignoring events and issues that it’s your duty to cover. And a few scoops could do wonders for your career. So here is how to find more stories, from making the most of press releases to ‘off the beaten path’ sources.