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 […]
Michael Short, head of an MIT lab that bears his name, visits the Knight Science Journalism program to talk about the problems besetting an industry that generates most of the U.S.’s clean power. They’re manageable, he says, if you break them into five-year chunks.
Winter’s love for meeting unusual people has driven many of her pieces, which sit at the middle of the Venn between science, business, and human ambition.
Three editors join 10 fellows (including some aspiring authors) for a lively two-hour conversation, ranging from what makes a best-seller to the most memorable book proposals to the future of the e-book publishing industry.
During his nine-month fellowship, Masood intends to track down every living Harvard and MIT scientist persecuted under McCarthyism; many have never publicly told their stories.