When more Covid-19 data doesn’t equal more understanding

Social media users share charts and graphs — often with the same underlying data — to advocate opposing approaches to the pandemic.

Daniel Ackerman | MIT News Office • mit
March 4, 2021 ~9 min

Study: Covid-19 communications featuring racially diverse physicians can improve health outcomes for communities of color

Improved public health messaging to Black, Latinx, and other communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic can increase Covid-19 knowledge and information-seeking.

J-PAL North America • mit
Feb. 22, 2021 ~4 min

Less scatterbrained scatterplots

Large datasets are difficult to depict as scatterplots — but that may change with a new CSAIL project for creating interactive visualizations.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Oct. 7, 2020 ~3 min

The MIT Press and UC Berkeley launch Rapid Reviews: COVID-19

The new open access, rapid-review overlay journal aims to combat misinformation in Covid-19 research.

MIT Press • mit
June 29, 2020 ~5 min

Investigating the power of group think

Political science doctoral student Clara Vandeweerdt studies how identity shapes beliefs on complex political topics such as climate change.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Political Science • mit
Nov. 7, 2019 ~7 min

Can science writing be automated?

A neural network can read scientific papers and render a plain-English summary.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 17, 2019 ~9 min

Ashley Smart named associate director of the Knight Science Journalism Program | MIT News

Smart, a senior editor at Physics Today, was a 2015-16 Knight Science Journalism Fellow.

Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT • mit
May 16, 2018 ~2 min

Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT announces 2018-19 class of fellows | MIT News

Ten top journalists from four countries will spend nine months at MIT, designing their own course of study.

Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT • mit
May 2, 2018 ~10 min

Q&A: Seth Mnookin on the fallacy of “both sides” journalism | MIT News

"We’ve seen too many journalists confuse not taking sides with not calling out liars and frauds," says MIT researcher and author.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
Jan. 12, 2018 ~6 min

Bridging the gap between citizens and scientists | MIT News

Alumni of the Graduate Program in Science Writing engage the public in critical issues ranging from medical breakthroughs to climate change.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
Dec. 15, 2017 ~8 min