Editor Interviews

Interview with Kamala Thiagarajan (Published in The New York Times, NPR, BBC, Al Jazeera, SCMP, and Others.)

January 12, 2023

Kamala Thiagarajan is a freelance journalist based in Madurai, South India, where she reports on environmental issues, global health, and science. Her work has been published in The New York Times, NPR, BBC, The Guardian, Hakai Magazine, Ensia, Al Jazeera, South China Morning Post, and many others. She converses here with Viney Kirpal, a personal and health writer. VK: As an especially successful freelancer,…

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An Interview with Mun-Keat Looi: International Features Editor for The BMJ

December 2, 2022

 Mun-Keat Looi is International Features Editor at The BMJ. He lectures on journalism at Imperial College London and is an author on two books, ‘Big Questions in Science: The quest to solve the great unknowns‘ (2013) and the Geek Guide to Life (2016). He has written and produced news, features, podcasts, and videos. Here he’s…

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An Interview with Shanna Baker, Managing Editor at Hakai Magazine

November 4, 2022

Shanna Baker is a managing editor at Hakai Magazine, an online publication based in Victoria, British Columbia that explores science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective. Her primary focus at the magazine is on editing long-form features and photo-driven stories. Here  Shanna converses with Viney Kirpal, a health and personal essay writer. Viney: …

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An Interview with Ishani Nandi, Senior Editor with Reader’s Digest

October 7, 2022

Ishani Nandi is a senior associate editor with Reader’s Digest, India with more than a decade’s experience in writing and editing for journalistic, corporate and publishing platforms. She’s our first editor for an interview from India. Here you find Ishani in conversation with Viney Kirpal, a health and personal essay writer. Viney: Ishani, the readers…

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An Interview with Kari Williams, Editor for Ameriforce Media

September 23, 2022

Kari Williams is an associate editor for AmeriForce Media, focusing largely on Reserve & National Guard Magazine. She has more than a decade of experience in the journalism industry across print, digital and social media platforms. Besides her full-time role, Kari also freelances on the side. Kari was in conversation with Viney Kirpal, a personal…

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Interview with Cori Vanchieri, Features Editor at Science News

September 2, 2022

Cori Vanchieri is features editor at Science News with more than 25 years of experience as senior editor with the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and Annals of Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Magazine, and at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s magazine, the HHMI Bulletin. Science News is a biweekly magazine and a daily news website. They accept freelance pitches…

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Interview with Noah Michelson, Head of HuffPost Personal

August 2, 2022

An Interview with Noah Michelson, Head of HuffPost Personal at HuffPost, one of the most popular news and culture websites in the world. They are open to writers from diverse backgrounds. Noah Michelson was in conversation with freelance personal essay and health writer, Viney Kirpal. During this frank one-on-one, he talked at length about what…

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