We know you have got something to say, whether its a humorous take on the state of science, an opinion about a scientific topic, or general insight into a topic. Share your talents with us, we’d love to read it. See the guidelines below for details on writing:
Be sure to proof read your work, too many errors render articles unpublishable.
Keep it clean, vulgarities and science don’t mix well.
A photo adds visual appeal to your post. Make sure it is either original or is not copywritten.
A typical newspaper article contains five (5) parts:
1. Headline: This is a short, attention-getting statement about the event.
2. Byline: This tells who wrote the story (optional for satire, it can be substituted with a city/state)
3. Lead paragraph: This has ALL of the who, what, when, where, why and how in it.
4. Explanation: After the lead paragraph has been written, the writer must decide what other facts or details the reader might want to know. This section can also include direct quotes from witnesses or bystanders.
5. Additional Information: This information is the least important. Thus, if the news article is too long for the space it needs to fill, it can be shortened without rewriting any other part. This part can include information about a similar event.