Wednesday, May 27, 2009

MIT: The Future of Science Journalism

As a blogger, I consider myself to be an informal medical journalist. Some people like CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta have created tremendous careers in science and medical journalism.

This video is from an MIT presentation on science journalism. MIT President Dr. Susan Hockfield states that science journalism “is now, and in the decades ahead, absolutely indispensable.” As we confront global warming and health pandemics, science reporting must be sustained, Hockfield says, “in its rightful place, at the top of the profession and in the thick of the national conversation.”

Jill Abramson
Managing Editor, The New York Times

Philip Hilts
Director, Knight Science Journalism Fellowships, MIT

Cristine Russell
Senior Fellow, Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Andrew Revkin
Reporter and blogger, The New York Times

Ivan Oransky
Managing Editor, Online, Scientific American (previously served as deputy editor of , editor in chief of the medical student section of the Journal of American Medical Association or JAMA.

Evan Hadingham
Senior Science Editor, NOVA

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