Laura Helmuth

Laura Helmuth

Science and Health editor, Slate

Laura Helmuth is science and health editor at Slate magazine. Before she joined Slate, Helmuth was senior editor at
Smithsonian magazine where she selected and edited most of the stories about science, nature, and technology. Before that she
worked for Science magazine's news department for five years, first as a writer covering neuroscience and then as an editor for life sciences stories. She has written for National Wildlife, California Wild, and Science News. She has a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley.

How to pitch Slate:
Helmuth considers a pitch the start of a conversation. Email her with a couple of paragraphs to
get your idea off the ground. Slate wants the political, cultural, or counter intuitive angle, and
the voice is opinionated. Helmuth says #slatepitches makes fun of the site, “But it’s not
completely wrong.”



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