The mammoth sex paper brought a lot of media attention
When Cell Press informed us that they will prepare a press release for our paper in Current Biology, we hoped it might bring some media attention, but I certainly wasn't prepared for the incredible amount if interest from international and local media. So just in the days when I was supposed to concentrate on finishing manuscripts for my PhD thesis, I was spending a lot of time replying to requests on comments and doing interviews. As a PhD student, I haven't had much of experience talking to the journalists, so it's been an exciting and slightly stressful experience.
As the embargo went down, I spent hours sitting in front of my computer, refreshing my Twitter feed and sharing all the news articles with the co-authors in our group Slack channel.
Here's a list of some of the news articles that covered our study: