Scientist on Assignment
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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.
One of the stories that might not get covered is about sheepdogs herding flocks of sheep. The researchers’ model is super simple and I think that instead of writing a better blog post tonight, I will try to reproduce their algorithm.