MEDIA: C4 News revamps science coverage with Nature writer

Channel 4 News has appointed Tom Clarke as science correspondent with a brief to bring a 'fresh perspective' to coverage. He replaces the programme's long-standing science expert, Andrew Veitch, on 1 December.

Clarke will contribute both to the channel's midday show, News at Noon, and the flagship 7pm bulletin. Channel 4 News deputy editor Martin Fewell told PRWeek: 'We are particularly keen on applying scientific understanding on issues of public policy,'

These include GM food, foot-and-mouth disease and bio-terrorism post-September 11. Fewell said input from PROs would be welcome. 'But it's not a question of sitting in the office waiting for stories to fall out of the sky,' he insisted.

Channel 4 News viewers can also expect greater use of studio technology to explain complex scientific ideas.

Clarke is currently a reporter on science journal Nature, but has also worked on science, health and technology stories for independent TV companies in New York.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in

Would you like to post a comment?

Please Sign in or register.