In the effort to contain COVID-19, science journalists around the world are stepping up to do their part. As some journalists grapple with the science behind virology and epidemiology studies, others are telling the stories of lives affected by the virus. In the process, they are exploring ways in which the unfolding pandemic is changing […]
As the world combats the spread of Covid-19, science journalism’s role in maintaining a safe, well-informed public has never been more vital. A number of organizations around the world have responded by announcing grants to support independent journalists and newsrooms in their efforts to cover the pandemic and its social impacts. There are grants for […]
Whether he’s standing on a frozen lake in Siberia or pondering the implications of the famous double-slit experiment, Anil Ananthaswamy takes concepts to the edge of the map, where scientific understanding and philosophy meet.
Over the past two months, dozens of former Knight Science Journalism fellows have filed smart and impactful stories about the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve covered the crisis from every angle, and from every corner of the world.
An accomplished science writer and podcast host, Bethany Brookshire is spending the 2019-2020 academic year at MIT as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow, studying human-animal interactions at the urban and suburban interface. And it all began a decade ago, as she tells it, with a surreptitious lunchtime excursion.
Judges lauded “Ahead of the Fire” for its rigorous reporting, compelling storytelling, and inventive data journalism. “They pushed the envelope,” said one panel member. “It took what was not only an Arizona issue and a California issue and explained why it was relevant to everyone in the country.”