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

Tags: public-health artificial-intelligence covid-19 pandemic research technology-and-society mit-press digital-humanities science-communications open-access

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

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

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

Tags:  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  staff  knight-fellowship  science-writing  program-in-sts  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 • mit
May 2, 2018 ~10 min

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

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

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

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

Tags:  graduate-postdoctoral  alumniae  comparative-media-studieswriting  technology-and-society  science-writing  science-communications  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 • mit
Nov. 15, 2017 ~3 min

Tags:  biology  writing  school-of-science  alumniae  books-and-authors  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 • mit
Nov. 12, 2017 ~7 min

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

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 • mit
Oct. 5, 2017 ~3 min

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

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