There are science topics, that at a first glance appear as impenetrable as the many metres of ash on Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Delving into such topics, scrutinizing them and finally getting to the bottom is the main appeal of high quality science journalism.
Monika Seynsche is a freelance radio science reporter and presenter. She studied environmental science in Münster and Coventry as well as science journalism in Berlin, followed by an 18 months science journalism traineeship with Deutschlandfunk, the leading nationwide German Public Radio Station. Since then she has been editing and presenting the daily science programme “Forschung Aktuell” on “Deutschlandfunk”. She reports on science topics for the BBC World Service as well as several Swiss and German radio stations (Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandradio Kultur, WDR, SWR, SRF2 etc). Monika Seynsche has received journalism awards from the German Environmental Aid, the German Association for Nutrition and others for her radio packages on renewable energies, climate and environmental topics.