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 | Nov. 7, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: political-science media-lab research behavior media students graduate postdoctoral social-sciences school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences school-of-architecture-and-planning politics science-communications

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 | May 16, 2018
~2 mins |

Tags:  knight-fellowship  staff  science-writing  program-in-sts  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  science-communications

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 | May 2, 2018
~10 mins |

Tags:  knight-fellowship  science-communications  science-writing  technology-and-society  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  program-in-science-technology-and-society  awards-honors-and-fellowships

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 | Jan. 12, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  faculty  shass  comparative-media-studieswriting  science-journalism  science-writing  science-communications  vaccination  autism  books-and-authors  technology-and-society

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 | Dec. 15, 2017
~8 mins |

Tags:  comparative-media-studieswriting  science-writing  graduate-postdoctoral  alumniae  science-communications  technology-and-society  shass

A scientific approach to writing fiction | MIT News

Megan Miranda '02 graduated from MIT intent on pursuing a career in biotechnology. Instead, she became a New York Times best-selling author.

Jay London | MIT Alumni Association | Nov. 15, 2017
~3 mins |

Tags:  alumniae  biology  books-and-authors  school-of-science  writing  science-communications

Mary Clare Beytagh: Finding poetry in medicine | MIT News

MIT senior and aspiring physician aims to tell stories that humanize the patients behind medical statistics.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent | Nov. 12, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  profile  students  undergraduate  stem-education  shass  cancer  biology  health-care  medicine  koch-institute  science-writing  science-communications

Department of Biology hosts its first Science Slam | MIT News

Eight biology trainees had just three minutes to explain their research and earn favor with the judges and audience in new yearly event.

Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology | Oct. 5, 2017
~3 mins |

Tags:  school-of-science  biology  biological-engineering  broad-institute  whitehead-institute  picower-institute  science-communications  special-events-and-guest-speakers  contests-and-academic-competitions

John Durant plans a new era for the MIT Museum | MIT News

A new purpose-built museum will be an experimental place for wider conversations.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | Sept. 27, 2017
~6 mins |

Tags:  mit-museum  staff  kendall-square  humanities  arts  social-sciences  technology-and-society  science-communications  program-in-sts  shass  campus-buildings-and-architecture  knight-fellowship  science-writing  comparative-media-studieswriting

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