If I were to put together a respectful, short, easy to follow resource of major evolutionary concepts that science writers could consult whenever they wrote a piece involving evolutionary aspects, would they use it? Would my friends in the science writer world promote it, refer colleagues to it, send authors who get things wrong to it? If it would be worth the effort, I’d be glad to cover things like natural selection and phylogenetics, which are very commonly misunderstood. (And for the record, this is not a shot at science writers — I am also working on a review aimed at genomics researchers). What specific things would you like to see included if such a resource were assembled?
I appreciate comments and ideas from everyone, but I am especially interested in hearing from science writers as they are the intended users.