The Knight Science Journalism Program offers a variety of programming, including seminars featuring world-class scientists and storytellers, and workshops designed to help journalists hone their craft. Click on an event to learn more.
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KSJ is pleased to welcome representatives from MIT press for a seminar about creating a successful book proposal. They will speak about their recent successful acquisitions and what kind of proposals they are looking for. They will also give tips for what does and does not make a successful book, the importance of table of contents and chapter abstracts, and how considering potential media talking points can help structure the project’s narrative arc. Please contact Learning and Events Coordinator Claire…Find out more »
The Knight Science Journalism program at MIT is excited to welcome back former fellow Maura R. O'Connor (KSJ '17) for a seminar centered around her new book Ignition: Lighting Fires in a Burning World. O'Connor will talk about the unique opportunities and challenges of reporting an environmental story as a participant-observer and the ways that history, anthropology, and ecology change our understanding of the wildfire crisis. Learning and Events Coordinator Claire Sadar if you are interested in attending.Find out more »
The Knight Science Journalism Program is excited to welcome Dr. Rick Fienberg, Senior Contributing Editor, Sky & Telescope, Senior Advisor to the Executive Officer, American Astronomical Society, and Project Manager, AAS Solar Eclipse Task Force. Dr. Fienberg will prepare us to view the total solar eclipse on April 8, addressing a variety of frequently asked questions, including How, why, and when solar (and lunar) do eclipses occur? How does a total solar eclipse unfold? What will you experience within the path…Find out more »
Seminar: Kim-Vy Tran on How to Explain General Relativity with Wineglasses and other Astronomer Party Tricks
The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT is excited welcome Dr. Kim-Vy Tran of Harvard University. Gravitational lensing is a direct consequence of General Relativity. The bending of light by massive objects has matured into a powerful cosmic tool for exploring a wide range of astrophysical phenomena such as measuring how quickly the universe is expanding to finding the earliest galaxies and stars. But how do you explain a rather abstract concept in a way that captures the imagination of…Find out more »