A LITTLE OVER NINE YEARS AGO, spurred on by my encroaching 30th birthday, I walked into my editor’s office at the Metro Newspaper and asked ‘any chance I could get my own science page?’.
At the time, I was the paper’s graphic’s editor and had never written anything longer than a few captions and random front page blurbage. Nor, in fact, did I have any sort of science background... all I had was a passionate interest in the sciences – one that had chosen to remain hidden until after I had left school.
So I really didn’t have any right to be asking the editor of the country’s third largest national newspaper for my own chunk of editorial real estate. Yet, incredibly, Kenny Campbell agreed to give it a shot and, on June 16, 2005, MetroCosm was born.