Yes, even science nerds get ink done - a double helix on the back, the chemical structure of serotonin on the side, some binary computer code on the forearm. It’s all showcased at Carl Zimmer’s Science Tattoo Emporium. Zimmer is a freelance science journalist who contributes regularly to The New York Times and runs the The Loom, a popular installation at Scienceblogs.com. He showed his Tattoo Emporium to a group of reporters last week at a conference on the future of science journalism. “There are ways to get out of the science ghetto,” Zimmer told the audience. “You just need to play around with the forms to find out how.”
05:02 PM - February 27, 2008
Bro, Sweet Chemistry Tat!
New blog showcases science in body ink
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Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”
“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”
“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”
“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.