The Knight Science Journalism program at MIT offers full-year fellowships, and week-long workshops to journalists to increase their understanding of science, technology, engineering, medicine and environment. KSJ also tracks and comments daily on science and health stories around the world.
Eight Knight Fellows describe their experiences in this feature prepared by MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences.
We are currently accepting applications for the following programs:
To apply, visit fellows.knightscience.org/apply.
How do conservatives and liberals differ on guns and genetically modified food?
It was the year the press "cured" almost everything.
Sadly, the cure came not in the clinic or the lab, but the media--which "cured" cancer at least three times.
Chuck Vest's death is a poignant moment for Knight Science Journalism Fellowship and Boot Camp alumni.
An increasingly popular go-to astrophysicist is showing up in copy everywhere.
Don't believe everything you read: Paul Raeburn's takedown.
When will public officials stop saying we have the best healthcare system in the world?
True. But it was in 1879.
No, it's Gina Kolata on cancer in The New York Times.
Newspapers have shown more courage in support of the First Amendment than has television. Can Nate Silver change that?
It looks like Earth, but you wouldn't want to plan a summer vacation there.
The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT has selected Maryn McKenna as its 2013-2014 Journalism Project Fellow. She will carry out research on food science and food production and will produce a book-length text and a series of multimedia stories from the research.
It's an old formula for writing a story, but how it's executed means everything.
Whatever the explanation, we can't go on like this. Somebody needs to open the box and look at the cat.
Science blogger Ed Yong speaks with Knight Fellows over Skype.
Knight Science Journalism at MIT has selected twelve journalists working in six countries for its 31st class of Fellows. The journalists will study science, health, environment and technology at MIT during the academic year 2013–14.
They might be oceanic. But what about their gravity?
Are media missing a sharp story angle?
How does one proceed when exposing a saintly scientist?
The Knight Science Journalism program at MIT will offer a new kind of Fellowship during the 2013-2014 academic year, intended to produce a publishable product instead of coming only to study. For details and to apply, visit our Project Fellowship page.
Did the Times try to mute critics by announcing this late on a Friday afternoon?
The discovery might lead--one day--to better diagnosis and treatment.
Alumni fellows celebrate the Knight Science Journalism program's 30th anniversary in Cambridge on February 19, 2013.
The future looks chilling.
And where the car rolls to a stop, nobody knows.
But was he apologizing for the right to compete again?
We got the news, but not what we needed to make up our minds.
The news rocketed around the world, but it wasn't quite the story that George Church was trying to tell.
The evidence for its effectiveness is far less convincing than you might think.
Has lead been overlooked as the explanation for the drop in crime?
Tracker Charlie Petit sorts out 2012.
2014-15 Project Fellowship
We are now accepting applications for our 2014-15 Project Fellowship. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2014. To apply, visit fellows.knightscience.org/apply.