Science Fiction writer, editor and journalist, Ben Bova credits his early practical training in High School and local newspapers as giving him the solid grounding in writing style and work ethic which shaped his career. Bova was given his first break by his English teacher who put him to work on the school paper. He was later to apply that experience to studying for his journalism degree and working on the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is best known to fans of science fiction as the editor of Analog and author of many books such as Maxwell’s Demons, Mars and Titan. He also co-wrote the story for George Lucas’ film THX 1138.
2008 brings some new additions to our course catalogue. Early in the year sees the start of Understanding Journalism. Course tutor Krys Wareing will introduce students to the world of journalism. She has worked in many areas of media including local and national newspapers and will help students to decide if they have what it takes to be a journalist.