Postdoctoral Fellow Elizabeth Elliot Noe has always followed The Conversation. Feeling brave, Elizabeth decided to pitch a story idea to them. She submitted a 900-word article about planting more native trees in urban areas to encourage the return of native birds to urban forests. Elizabeth says that these small actions in local neighbourhoods can make a big difference.
Elizabeth was surprised to learn that The Conversation chose to publish her article. “It was fun to see them add pictures and make it shiny and exciting.” She was even more surprised to learn that media aggregate sites such as Stuff and the NZ Herald republished her article word for word, with no edits.