Create Spotlight: A New Look for Science Magazine

October 21, 2015

By Interview Matthew Ismael Ruiz

© Science/Photo by Alexander Maklakov

This ancient human leg bone was not in a recent story on ancient DNA’s text, but the photo was added to the package at Douthitt’s request.

A little more than a year ago, National Geographic veterans Bill Douthitt and Beth Rakouskas joined Science magazine, a 135-year old publication that is half news magazine, half peer-reviewed science journal. Rakouskas, the design director, and Douthitt, the senior photo editor, were brought on as part of an initiative to improve the magazine’s visuals and more thoroughly integrate the art...

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