Science writing I'd pay to read – November 2011

By Ed Yong | December 1, 2011 10:00 am

It’s time for November’s Science Writer Tip-Jar picks. For those new to this, here’s the low-down:

Throughout the blogosphere, people produce fantastic writing for free. That’s great, but I believe that good writers should get paid for good work. To set an example, I choose ten pieces every month that were written for free and I donate £3 to the author. There are no formal criteria other than I found them unusually interesting, enjoyable and/or important.

I also encourage readers to support these writers through two buttons on the sidebar. There are two ways to help. Any donations via “Support Science Writers” are evenly distributed to chosen ten at the end of the month. Donations via the “Support NERS” button go to me; I match a third of the total figure and send that to the chosen writers too.

So without further ado, and in no particular order, here are the picks:


Comments (3)

  1. Pat Mayer

    I support David Tuller in this contest. He has been able to chronicle the truth about ME/CFS when no one else is willing to stick their neck out. He has given us hope that our illness will be taken seriously, as it is a very serious disease. He has taken up our cause and the research he does and the articles that he has written are excellent examples of Writing I’d be willing to pay for. Thank you David Tuller from the bottom of my very sick heart.

  2. Justin Reilly, esq.

    Thank you for recognizing Mr. Tuller’s excellent piece on CDC’s decades-long war on ME (“CFS”) science and patients! Incredibly important work.


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