The event, sponsored by the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT and Undark, was held as part of the 2019 Cambridge Science Festival. After four competitive rounds and three bonus questions, emcee John Durant announced that the winning team was “The Grapes of Staph,” a group of friends and microbiologists from Massachusetts General Hospital who were joined by KSJ Fellow Rachel E. Gross.
In a sun-filled room overlooking the Charles River, the Knight Science Journalism Program honored reporters from the Charleston Post and Courier with the inaugural Victor K. McElheny Award for local and regional science journalism.
Reporters from the Charleston Post and Courier, the Seattle Times, and the Tampa Bay Times are among the honorees of the inaugural Victor K. McElheny Award for local and regional science journalism, presented by MIT’s Knight Science Journalism Program.
The award will recognize one outstanding work of journalism — print, digital, or broadcast — with a $5,000 prize. Submissions will be accepted through January 31, 2019.
On a crisp autumn evening punctuated by a postcard-worthy sunset, MIT’s Knight Science Journalism Program honored its founder, launched a new science journalism award, and celebrated 35 years as one of journalism’s preeminent fellowship programs. Some one hundred attendees — including current and former fellows, current director Deborah Blum, and three of the program’s previous […]
The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT is delighted to announce that Ashley Smart, senior editor at Physics Today and former KSJ fellow, will be joining the team in August as associate director. As associate director, Smart will play a central role in helping to manage KSJ — an elite mid-career fellowship program that brings […]