David Corcoran recently retired as editor of Science Times, The New York Times’ weekly science section. He joined the Times in 1988 and worked in a variety of positions, including education editor and deputy Op-Ed […]
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Alexandra Witze is a correspondent for Nature and Science News magazines, focusing on the earth and planetary sciences. With her husband, Jeff Kanipe, she is the author of Island on Fire (Pegasus Books, 2015), about the extraordinary 1783 eruption of the Icelandic volcano Laki.
Rich Stone has been with Science magazine since 1991, much of that time as an overseas correspondent. He has contributed to Discover, Smithsonian, and National Geographic and wrote the nonfiction book Mammoth: The Resurrection of an Ice Age Giant.
Erik Vance’s work focuses on the human element of science—the people who do it, those who benefit, and those who do not. He’s written for Scientific American, Harper’s, National Geographic, and others. He’s writing a book about the science of expectation and healing.
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.
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