Maps are amazing for their ability to show us something we can’t see directly, from the path of the Curiosity rover on Mars, to the tangle of underground fracking wells in North Dakota, to clusters […]
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Kate Travis is the deputy managing editor for digital at Science News, where she has served two tours. She previously was the news editor at the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and a contributing editor at Science Careers. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Philip Yam is the managing editor, online, for Scientific American. He contributed a chapter to NASW’s A Field Guide for Science Writers and wrote a well-received book on prions called The Pathological Protein. He is also the New York chapter president of the Asian American Journalists Association.
Nidhi Subbaraman is a science reporter at BetaBoston, the Boston Globe‘s technology channel, and has written for NBCNews.com, MIT Technology Review, Fast Company, and others. Nidhi is co-founder of Culture Dish, a project to support diversity in science writing.
Emma Marris is a freelance environmental writer for outlets including Nature, Discover, The New York Times, National Geographic, and Slate. In 2011, she published her first book, Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World. She lives with her husband and children in Oregon.
Amanda Gefter is a freelance physics writer, a consultant for New Scientist, and the author of Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn (Bantam, 2014). She was a 2012–13 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Ben Lillie is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York’s theater district. He is the cofounder and director of The Story Collider, where people are invited to tell stories of their personal experience of science.
Tim De Chant is the senior digital editor for NOVA and editor of NOVA Next. He produces the blog Per Square Mile and has written for Wired, the Chicago Tribune, and other publications. Tim is also a lecturer at MIT in the Graduate Program in Science Writing.
Like reporters on any beat, science journalists have the option of telling stories through a variety of media. Audio and video provide alternate ways of crafting compelling narratives. But writing for multimedia outlets involves a different […]
Taking on the environment beat is like marrying into a big, colorful family. Environmental reporters need to keep abreast of news in many different niches, including climate change, ecology, ecosystem management, public policy, international relations, […]
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