“I want to make stories that help women and everyone better understand their own bodies.” Rachel E. Gross has long been fascinated with science, religion, and the way the two intersect. The science part seems almost preordained. The California native grew up around a dad who was a theoretical physicist, a stepmom who was a […]
The Nature Middle East Editor wants to use virtual reality to help people understand today’s scientific issues.
The NOVA Next founder wants to research and better understand the ongoing transition to low-carbon energy sources. Before Tim De Chant became a journalist, he “accidentally majored in biology.” As a double major in environmental studies and English at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, he found that, between his two chosen fields of study, he […]
“Nothing feels better than when your story holds up under scrutiny.” Awards are great, but Jason Dearen is most proud of the time his writing got a man out of jail. In 2005, Dearen published a series of articles for the Oakland Tribune investigating the case of Matthew Deger, a schizophrenic patient caught in a […]
The longtime radio journalist took KSJ fellows behind the scenes of his book on the 19th century eclipse that drew a swarm of scientists to America’s western frontier. David Baron’s first total solar eclipse sighting changed his life. “I was just seeing a sky I had never seen before,” he said of the February 1998 […]
The Class of 2017-18. Front row: Director Deborah Blum, Teresa Carr, Jane Qiu, Sujata Gupta, Caty Enders. Back row: Mićo Tatalović, Rowan Jacobsen, Ehsan Masood, Kolawole Talabi, Program Administrator Bettina Urcuioli, Joshua Hatch. The 2017-18 KSJ fellows saved their best for last. Their farewell month in Cambridge ended on May 25 with a graduation […]