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Telling Science Stories in Print and on the Web

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Thursday, June 2, 2011
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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The Paley Center for Media

A new generation of science writers is tackling issues where the repercussions of not communicating responsibly with the public have enormous policy and research implications. Meanwhile, it is the best of times and worst of times for science writing on the Web. An expanding cadre of fiercely independent, talented, and often very young science bloggers is coming to grips with a new dilemma: Just how do they fit into the changing landscape of science journalism, and to what degree are they willing to incorporate some old media standards into their new media work?


  • Cristine Russell

    Cristine Russell is an award-winning journalist who has written about science, health, and the environment for more than three decades. More »


  • Carl Zimmer

    Science Writer Award-winning science writer Carl Zimmer explores the frontiers of biology in his writing. His work appears regularly in The New York Times and many magazines, and he is the author of twelve books, including A Planet of Viruses. More »
  • Seth Mnookin

    Author Seth Mnookin’s most recent book, The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear, uses a combination of investigative reporting, intellectual and scientific history, and sociological analysis to explore the controversies over vaccines and their rumored connection to developmental disorders. More »
  • Andrew Revkin

    Environmental Reporter Andrew Revkin is the senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University's Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and writes the Dot Earth blog for The New York Times. A prize-winning journalist, online communicator and author, he has spent nearly three decades covering subjects ranging from the assault on the Amazon to the troubled relationship of climate science and politics. More »
  • Bora Zivkovic

    Blogger Bora Zivkovic is the blog editor at Scientific American Magazine. Born in Belgrade, Serbia (then Yugoslavia) he majored in biochemistry and molecular biology in high school, trained horses, and studied veterinary medicine at University of Belgrade. Upon arrival in the USA, Bora did research on circadian rhythms in Japanese quail at North Carolina State University. More »
  • Emily Bell

    Journalist Emily Bell is the director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a professor of professional practice at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She was director of digital content for Britain's Guardian News and Media from 2006 to 2010. More »