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#1

Do you have any questions about science writing? About how to pitch your stories, how to create a compelling narrative, how to interview effectively, how to find story ideas or anything else that crosses your mind? Post them here, and others on the forum could answer them.


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#2

Apart from IndiaBioscience, what are the other platforms in India which communicates research (in India and otherwise). Does anyone have experience writing for Nature India?


#3

Research Matters springs to mind. Mongabay India covers a lot of environmental science and conservation related research, while the Life of Science carries out interviews with women scientists from all over India. I am sure there are more - thewire.in and scroll.in are mainstream news websites that cover a lot of science news.


#4

Thanks Shreya for the suggestions!


#5

Hello! My question is about outreach.
Creating science communication content is one part. But making sure it reaches the public which does not have access to Youtube or the likes is a tough yet an important part.
Please give us a suggestion about how to reach out to the public at large? We can surely target a farming community in one region, but how do we reach out to a larger number of farmers? Similarly, what about business people, vendors, etc.
-iGEM IIT Madras


#6

This is a really important question and I am looking forward to seeing suggestions from the community. I think, in this regard, what organizations like the Agastya Foundation are doing is worth nurturing and imitating.

Here is an interview with Dipyaman Ganguly of IICB, who raises similar concerns.