Scientist on Assignment

Tyler Shendruk publishes his experiences working as a scientist for the Financial Times over the summer of 2014.

27 August 2014

A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing

Today was all business. I got in knowing exactly who I needed to contact for the stories that I was working. By the time the newsroom started to fill, I was well on my way, which is good because my deadline got moved ahead. By the end of the day, I had finished two brief articles, which will published this weekend. They both needed a substantial working over by real journalists before they could be submitted but they got done. Tomorrow, I attend my first press conference, which should be lots of fun.

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27 August 2014

Small World

Day one done.

It started off pretty slowly. I woke up early (for an academic) and caught the bus into London. While riding in, I wrote today's first blog post and got to the FT with plenty of time to spare. I even sat in a cafe and did a bit of physics.

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26 August 2014

Getting my Ducks in a Row

I'm on the bus heading into London for my first full day at the FT. It's the Tuesday after the long weekend but I'm not as rested as that might lead you to believe. Being a BSA media fellow will take me out of the lab for an entire month, which is a long time for a post-doctoral researcher. It will be entirely worth it but disappearing for such a long amount of time requires putting my house in order.

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30 July 2014

First Time to the FT

Today I visited the Financial Times newsroom for the the first time.

There was no immediate reason to visit except that the FT science editor, Clive Cookson, and I had yet to meet in person. We'd only spoken briefly over the phone back in May before the BSA placements were announced but that was an interview. This was an introductory visit.

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27 July 2014

Hello, World!

Hello, world. Welcome to Scientist on Assignment, a blog that I will use to share my personal experiences as an Oxford scientist working at the Financial Times for a month.

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