I’ve been editing the weekly (bi-weekly in summer) newsletter for science journalists in Canada since February 2018. The newsletter shares with authorized subscribers the Science Media Centre’s top newsworthy picks, with pithy descriptions, from among all the embargoed articles on Eurekalert and peer-reviewed journal sites by Canadian researchers that are scheduled to be published that week. It also includes brief synopses of recently published articles, policy papers, science-related government announcements, and job notices of interest to Canadian science journalists.
Here are some past examples of the newsletter that I have edited:
- Einstein’s theory stands | Reproduction & parasites | HPV testing | SMCC Heads Up | July 03, 2018
- Burgess Shale icon | Bering Land Bridge climate | Risky business | SMCC Heads Up | June 19, 2018
- Melting Antarctic | Coral reefs vs climate change | Globe-trotting butterflies | SMCC Heads Up | June 12, 2018
- Urban rat races | Fishing shapes habitat | No formula for good gut microbes | SMCC Heads Up | June 5, 208
- Microplastics in shellfish farms | Ocean anoxia | Stretchable electronics | SMCC Heads Up | May 22, 2018
- Donkey bits | Efficient brains | Fishes head north | SMCC Heads Up | May 15, 2018
- Sustainable salmon | brain injuries + ADHD | Long-term nesting patterns | SMCC Heads Up | March 20, 2018
Because of restrictions on publishing access to embargoed publications, this list does not include the most recent newsletters.