Who We Are

 

The Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — KSJ@MIT for short — seeks to nurture and enhance the skills of a select breed of journalist: those who toil at the complex and often fractious intersection of science and public life.

Our nine-month fellowship program brings together a small group of elite journalists from across the globe for two semesters of study, intellectual growth, and exploration at MIT, Harvard, and other institutions in Cambridge and greater Boston. Founded in 1983, the program is among the most distinguished journalism fellowships in the world, and KSJ@MIT has evolved to include a variety of grants, publications, and other resources aimed at fostering vigorous, accurate, and independent coverage of the sciences.

The program is augmented by twice-weekly science-focused seminars, taught by some of the world’s leading scientists and researchers, as well as a variety of rotating, skills-focused master classes, workshops, and publications, including KSJ’s premier digital magazine, Undark.

Since its founding, KSJ@MIT has hosted more than 300 fellows, who continue to cover science across a range of platforms in the United States, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Time, Scientific American, Science, the Associated Press, ABC News, and CNN, as well as in numerous other countries.

Want to learn more? Visit our overview of the nine-month program. And there’s more about the program’s history in a rich collection of archives compiled by the MIT Libraries.