Covering Climate Change
A Workshop for Journalists
Speakers and Participants
Emily Atkin is the author and founder of HEATED, a daily newsletter dedicated to original accountability reporting and analysis on the climate crisis. She previously was the climate staff writer at The New Republic and the deputy climate editor at ThinkProgress. Her pieces have appeared in Newsweek, Slate, Mother Jones, Sojourners, CityLab and The Hill. Atkin additionally has talked about her climate work on MSNBC, C-SPAN and NPR.
Aleszu Bajak is a science and data journalist and graduate programs manager at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, where he teaches courses and runs research on digital journalism, data reporting and new media. Bajak was a 2013-14 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and his writing has appeared in The Washington Post, MIT Technology Review and Nature. He is the editor of Storybench, an under-the-hood guide to digital storytelling from Northeastern’s School of Journalism, and LatinAmericanScience.org, a resource for science news and opinion out of Latin America.
Martha Bebinger covers health care and other topics at WBUR, the NPR affiliate in Boston. She has received dozens of regional and national awards, including the Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard University. Bebinger has a B.A. in art and semiotics from Brown University and an M.A. in English from Boston University.
Aaron Bernstein, M.D., M.P.H., is the co-director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE), a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bernstein focuses on the health impacts of the climate crisis on children’s health and advancing solutions to address its causes to improve the health and well-being of children around the world. At Harvard, he is the course director for “Human Health and Global Environmental Change” and created the HarvardX course “The Health Effects of Climate Change.” He serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health Executive Committee, the Board of Scientific Counselors to the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and is chair of the board of directors of the U.S. Green Building Council.
David Bornstein is CEO and co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which works to establish solutions journalism—rigorous reporting that examines responses to social problems—as an integral part of mainstream news. He has been a journalist for almost 30 years. Since 2010, he has co-authored the “Fixes” column in The New York Times. He is the author of three books: “How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas,” “The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank,” and “Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know.”
Jeff Brady is an NPR national desk correspondent based in Philadelphia, where he covers the mid-Atlantic region and energy issues. Brady helped establish NPR’s Environment and Energy Collaborative, which brings together NPR and member station reporters from across the country to cover the big stories involving the natural world. He approaches energy stories from the consumer side of the light switch and the gas pump in an effort to demystify an industry that can seem complicated and opaque. In 2017 his reporting showed a history of racism and sexism that has made it difficult for the oil business to diversify its workforce.
Elliot Diringer is executive vice president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), where he directs the international and federal outreach and communications programs. He has been deeply engaged in environmental issues for many years. As a reporter and editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, he authored award-winning environmental series and covered the 1992 Earth Summit. He served in the Clinton White House as director of communications, as senior policy advisor at the Council on Environmental Quality and as a deputy press secretary. He holds a degree in environmental studies from Haverford College and was a 1996 Nieman Fellow.
Lisa Friedman is a reporter on The New York Times climate desk, focusing on federal policy in Washington. Friedman has spent more than a decade writing stories about people on the front lines of climate change, from the bottom of a Chinese coal mine to the top of snow-capped Himalaya Mountains. She has covered nine international climate negotiations. Her work has won a number of honors, including an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Kavli Science Journalism Award for her coverage of climate migration in Bangladesh. She previously worked for Climate Wire, where she led a team of reporters focused on the business and politics of the changing climate.
Saya Ameli Hajebi became an environmental activist soon after she stepped off the long plane ride from her birthplace in Tehran, Iran. After experiencing pollution so extreme that her school was often cancelled due to the exposure risk, she, alongside her peers, was determined to put a stop to climate change. Since joining the Sunrise Movement, she has helped organize the youth climate strikes in Boston, including the September 20th strike that attracted 10,000 people. She leads the diversity and inclusion team in Boston, where she serves as co-leader of media and is a spokesperson trainer for the national Sunrise Movement. She has represented the Sunrise Movement in interviews with both local and international media outlets.
Sean Harder is a communications officer at John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, where he supports several programs including Climate Solutions, On Nigeria and Technology in the Public Interest. He previously served as the media program officer at the Stanley Foundation, where he organized international journalism trainings and conferences, and supported several international reporting projects and study trips on under-reported subjects. He also developed and carried out new social media strategies and conducted media outreach at several G-8, G-20 and nuclear security summits. Earlier in his career, Harder worked as a print journalist, most recently as the military reporter for the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News. He also served as a special projects reporter at the Battle Creek (Mich.) Enquirer, with an emphasis on data reporting and public interest investigations.
Alex Harris covers climate change for the Miami Herald, including how South Florida communities are adapting to the warming world. Harris previously worked as a higher education reporter and breaking news reporter at the Herald and was editor-in-chief of her college newspaper, The Independent Florida Alligator, the largest student-run newspaper in the country. At the Alligator, she managed a staff of writers, editors, photographers and copyeditors and also served as the paper’s online editor. During college, she also worked as a stringer for The Associated Press and as a correspondent for The Gainesville Sun.
Susan Joy Hassol, director of Climate Communication, is a climate change communicator and author known for her ability to translate science into English. For three decades she has helped scientists communicate more effectively and provided clear information to policymakers and journalists. Hassol has written and edited high-level reports, including the first three National Climate Assessments. She has testified to the U.S. Senate, wrote an HBO documentary and has addressed influential audiences. She was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her contributions to the communication of climate change science to policymakers and the public.
Vanessa Hauc is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and senior correspondent for Noticias Telemundo. Her passion for environmental issues inspired her to create the “Alerta Verde” (Green Alert) segment that focuses on the importance of protecting our planet. She also leads the investigative unit on environmental issues at Telemundo’s “Planeta Tierra.” Hauc is the co-founder of Sachamama or “Mother Jungle,” a nonprofit organization that works to inspire, empower and educate the Latino community on climate issues and sustainable attitudes, behaviors and lifestyles. She has worked with The Climate Reality Project and Vice President Al Gore in his global initiative “24 Hours of Reality.” She was named one of ten Latinos leading on climate change by HuffPost.
James Healy is completing a master’s degree in public health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with a concentration in environmental health. At Harvard, he is a member of the second class of Harvard Climate Leaders. He also is a media lead for the Boston chapter of the Sunrise Movement, the group’s largest hub on the East Coast, where he is researching methods to integrate youth narratives into mainstream climate communications.
Amalia Hochman is a 17-year-old high school senior in Somerville, Mass. She is an active member of Sunrise Boston and has organized four Youth Climate Strikes in Boston, the last on September 20th, which brought more than 20,000 people to Boston to demand a Massachusetts Green New Deal. She is currently finishing her high school education online so that in January she can move to a swing state to be a full-time organizer working on the 2020 elections and fighting for a Green New Deal.
Natalia Linos, M.Sc., Sc.D., is executive director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. She previously worked within the U.N. system, most recently at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), where she led the global climate change and health portfolio. Before that, as a policy specialist and speechwriter in the executive offices of UNDP and at the United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Western Asia in Lebanon, she analyzed and translated complex development trends into politically relevant communication pieces. Linos is a three-time Harvard University graduate, earning a B.A. in anthropology, an M.Sc. in social epidemiology and a Sc.D. in social epidemiology. She also holds a certificate in forced migration from Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre.
Ann Marie Lipinski is curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, home to an international fellowship program and publications about journalism, including Nieman Lab, Nieman Reports and Nieman Storyboard. Lipinski previously served as senior lecturer and vice president for civic engagement at the University of Chicago. Prior to that, she was the editor-in-chief and senior vice president of the Chicago Tribune, where she also served as managing editor, metropolitan editor and investigations editor. At the Tribune, Lipinski was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism for stories she wrote with two other reporters on government corruption in Chicago. While editor of the paper, she oversaw work that won Pulitzers in international reporting, feature writing, editorial writing, investigative reporting and explanatory journalism. A 1990 Nieman Fellow, Lipinski is a trustee of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a past co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize board and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
George Luber, Ph.D., is a senior health scientist and former chief of the now defunct Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His research interests in environmental health are broad and include the health impacts of environmental change and biodiversity loss, harmful algal blooms and the health effects of climate change. Dr. Luber has served as a co-chair of the Climate Change and Human Health Interagency Workgroup at the U.S. Global Change Research Program, a convening lead author for the 3rd and 4th U.S. National Climate Assessment reports and a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Fifth Assessment Report. He is also an adjunct professor in the departments of environmental health, anthropology and environmental science at Emory University.
Gina McCarthy is the director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) and Professor of the Practice of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has been a leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment for more than 30 years. From 2013 to 2017, she served under President Barack Obama as the 13th administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Her tenure there heralded a paradigm shift in national environmental policy, expressly linking it with global public health. McCarthy led EPA initiatives that cut air pollution, protected water resources, reduced greenhouse gases and strengthened chemical safety to better protect more Americans, especially the most vulnerable, from negative health impacts. She notably signed the Clean Power Plan, which set the first-ever national standards for reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants. She also worked with the United Nations and the World Health Organization on a variety of efforts and represented the U.S. on global initiatives to reduce high-risk sources of pollution. In January, McCarthy will become the president and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Mary Rice, M.D., M.P.H., is a pulmonary and critical care physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she studies the respiratory health effects of air pollution and other environmental exposures and serves as director of the BIDMC Institute for Lung Health. As the chair of the environmental health policy committee of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), she is involved in air quality and climate policy advocacy on the national level. She received the American Thoracic Society’s 2016 David Bates Award for Promising Investigation in the Field of Environmental and Occupational Health.
Cristine Russell is an award-winning journalist and educator who covers climate, environment, health and science. She is an adjunct lecturer in public policy and a senior fellow in Harvard Kennedy School’s Environment and Natural Resources Program and the Arctic Initiative at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. A former national science reporter for The Washington Post, Russell has also written for Scientific American, Columbia Journalism Review and The Atlantic. She co-chaired the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017 and earlier served as president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing and the National Association of Science Writers. Russell is an Advisory Board member and former fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.
Peter Shumlin served three terms as the 81st governor of Vermont, from 2011 to 2017. Before that, Shumlin represented the Windham County district in the Vermont Senate from 1993 to 2003 and from 2007 to 2011, and as elected president of the Senate for 10 of those years. He also served as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1990 to 1993. Under his leadership, Vermont consistently ranked among the top states in solar energy jobs per capita and enacted a number of laws to boost renewable energy production and combat climate change. Gov. Shumlin was invited by President Obama to the Paris Climate Summit to push for a global climate agreement. He was a spring 2017 Resident Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and a fall 2019 Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Ashley Smart is the associate director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT and a senior editor at Undark magazine. He previously spent eight years as an editor and reporter at Physics Today magazine and co-founded the science news blog HBSciU. Smart was a 2015-16 Knight Science Journalism Fellow and is a member of the advisory board of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. He holds a Ph.D. in chemical and biological engineering from Northwestern University.
Sean Sublette is an award-winning meteorologist working on Climate Central’s Climate Matters program. Sublette previously was chief meteorologist at WSET in Lynchburg, Va., and morning meteorologist at WSLS in nearby Roanoke. He was an adjunct professor at Lynchburg College, teaching two courses: “Introductory Climate Science” and “Meteorology.” Sublette has served on the American Meteorological Society’s Distinguished Science Journalism Award Committee and has been a script reviewer for the American Institute of Physics’ “Discoveries and Breakthroughs in Science” initiative. He holds the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal and was a member of the AMS Board of Broadcast Meteorology from 2006-09, serving as board chair in 2009.
John D. Sutter is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. He is a climate analyst and contributor for CNN, where he previously was a senior investigative reporter and columnist. He also is an explorer with the National Geographic Society, where he is directing a documentary series on the climate crisis called “BASELINE.” His work has won the Livingston Award, Peabody Award, Murrow Award and others. In 2019, he was a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard, where he studied how to tell stories that last longer than a lifetime. He lives in Atlanta.
Lori Weigel is the principal and founder of New Bridge Strategy, an opinion research firm. Weigel has directed research efforts for hundreds of political and public affairs campaigns, including assisting four times with efforts on behalf of Republican presidential candidates. She has a niche as a “conservative conservationist,” polling extensively for conservation organizations, particularly on climate change. She has presented those research findings to members of Congress and numerous government agencies. Weigel was previously a partner with Public Opinion Strategies, the largest GOP polling firm.
Chris Wheat is director of strategy and city engagement for the American Cities Climate Challenge at the Natural Resources Defense Council. He joined NRDC after spending seven years in the office of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Wheat held several positions in the Emanuel administration, including director of the mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team, Chicago’s chief sustainability officer, and most recently, the mayor’s chief of policy. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Rosanna Xia is an environment reporter, covering the California coast for the Los Angeles Times. She writes articles that connect science and policy and previously reported on natural disasters. With a team of reporters, she published a series in 2013 that led to new laws confronting thousands of buildings at risk of collapse in a major earthquake. She has also covered higher education for the Times and reported for the Business section. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in quantitative economics.
Jennifer Ashton, M.D., is a board-certified Ob-Gyn and the chief medical correspondent for ABC News and Good Morning America. She also is board certified in obesity medicine and has a master’s degree in human nutrition. She received the Columbia Alfred DuPont Award for Excellence in Journalism and is the author of four books, with her fifth book coming out in December. Dr. Ashton received both her master’s degree and her medical degree from Columbia’s College of Physicians & Surgeons. She maintains a private practice in Englewood, N.J.
Brianna Abbott is a health and science reporter for The Wall Street Journal based in New York City. She covers doctors, medical practice and patient care and is interested in exploring the intersection of health and climate. She has a master’s degree from the Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP) at New York University and bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and creative writing from Providence College. Her work has appeared in Nature Medicine, Audubon, Spectrum and other publications.
Melissa Bailey is a Boston-based freelance journalist and 2015 Nieman Journalism Fellow. She reported on health and science for the past four years for Kaiser Health News and STAT. She spent eight years as a reporter and editor at the New Haven Independent, a pioneering nonprofit community news site in Connecticut. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and other publications.
Jeannie Baumann has covered health policy for Bloomberg Law since 2005. She focuses on the intersection of medical research and policy, regulations and law. She reports on the latest developments from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Capitol Hill, as well as research funding, clinical trial policies and bioethical issues.
Pete Bouchard is a meteorologist at NBC 10 Boston. He previously worked at sister station New England Cable News. Bouchard studied meteorology at Lyndon State College in Vermont, one of the first colleges in the country to offer a concentration in broadcast meteorology. He began his television career at WNNE-TV in White River Junction, Vermont, before moving on to WMTW in Portland, Maine, WVII in Bangor, Maine, WGME in Portland, Maine, and then Fox 25 in Boston. He returned to Portland to work at Fox 51 with his wife as anchor before moving to WHDH in Boston in 2002. Bouchard has received numerous accolades from The Associated Press, Maine Association of Broadcasters, two Emmy nominations and three Best of Boston awards.
Bethany Brookshire is a staff writer for Science News for Students, a digital magazine that covers the latest in scientific research for children ages 9 to 14. She is also a contributor to Science News magazine, and a host of the independent podcast “Science for the People.” She edited “Science Blogging: The Essential Guide,” published in 2016, and has contributed freelance work to Scientific American, Slate, The Guardian and many other leading publications. She has a B.S. in biology, a B.A. in philosophy and a Ph.D. in physiology and pharmacology.
Jasmine Brown is a fellow with the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. As a producer for ABC News’ “Nightline” based in New York City, she has advocated for coverage of climate change issues at her network. Over the past year, Brown has reported from some of the most remote places on the planet, including Antarctica and the Marshall Islands, where she highlighted the effects of global warming. Before joining “Nightline,” she worked her way up through the ranks at “20/20.” She holds a B.A. double major in American culture and drama from Vassar College and an M.A. in journalism from New York University.
Robert Chaney is a staff writer and photographer covering natural resources and science at the Missoulian. He has chronicled Montana’s connections to issues in Nepal, Brazil and China and has won national awards for coverage of the state’s timber industry, the Indian Education for All program and the expansion of the local Buddhist community. He has also reported on bison reintroduction and has written a book on grizzly bears and the future of endangered species, set for publication in 2020. As the Harry M. Davis Nieman Fellow in Science Journalism at Harvard, he is exploring how sense of place shapes the environmental attitudes of rural and metropolitan Americans.
Candice Choi covers food policy and nutrition for the health & science team at The Associated Press. Prior to her current position, she was a business reporter responsible for covering the food industry and companies including Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. She was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan in the class of 2017-18. Americans.
Ethan Cohen is a producer with CNN’s political unit. Based in Washington, D.C., he covers elections and works on special events like debates and town halls, including the network’s seven-hour town hall on the climate crisis earlier this year. He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in journalism and political science.
Garret Ellison is an environmental reporter for MLive Media Group. He has specialized in reporting on per- and polyfluorinated substances, or PFAS, and their impact in Michigan. He broke the news about global shoe giant Wolverine Worldwide’s chemical pollution in Michigan and Nestle’s bid to extract more state groundwater for bottling. His extensive reporting earned him the 2017 Michigan Journalist of the Year Award. He started his career as a business reporter for The Grand Rapids Press, MLive’s largest newspaper. He hails from Traverse City and holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.
Camille Erickson is the energy and natural resources reporter at Casper Star Tribune. She earned her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and received the Harrington Award for subject depth reporting in 2019. Before moving to Wyoming, she covered labor and economic justice movements in Minneapolis, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Richard Fisher is a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT, on sabbatical from the BBC in London, where he oversees the science, tech and health website BBC Future and the BBC.com features team. Before that, he was a news and features editor at New Scientist magazine in London.
Gisèle Grayson is a senior editor on NPR’s science desk. She edits stories about climate, the environment, space and basic research in biology and physics. From 2011 to 2018, she ran the NPR side of a collaboration with NPR member stations and Kaiser Health News, which provided extensive coverage of both the Affordable Care Act and all the efforts to change the health law. She joined NPR in 2001 and has worked on stories ranging from the Sept. 11 attacks, the tsunami in Indonesia to black lung in West Virginia, and from dinosaurs to the Y chromosome.
Lautaro Grinspan is a reporter at El Nuevo Herald and the Miami Herald, as well as a Report for America corps member. His coverage focuses on daily-life issues within the Miami area’s immigrant, Spanish-speaking communities. Before working at the Herald, Grinspan worked at Vox, Washingtonian and NPR. He is originally from Argentina.
Natalia Guerrero is a Colombian journalist based in New York who is currently studying at Harvard as a 2020 Nieman Fellow. She is a regular contributor to the BBC, producing multimedia pieces on a wide variety of underreported topics that have reached a global audience. She has reported for radio, TV, print and online about issues such as the invisible traumas of war in Colombia, dental care inequality in the U.S. and the aftermath from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She is researching and designing a toolkit for innovative journalism aimed at 16 to 24-year-olds, which will be adaptable for both local and global newsrooms.
Emily Holden is the Washington, D.C.-based environment and climate crisis reporter for Guardian US. She covers the environment, public health and the climate crisis. She previously covered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Politico and climate policy for E&E News.
Jonathan Lambert joined Science News in 2019 as a staff writer covering biological sciences. He earned a master’s degree from Cornell University, studying how a bizarre day-long mating ritual helped accelerate speciation in a group of Hawaiian crickets. A summer at the Dallas Morning News as an AAAS Mass Media Fellow sparked a pivot from biologist to science journalist for Lambert. He has previously written for Quanta Magazine, NPR and Nature News.
Mary Landers writes about environmental issues for the Savannah Morning News, where she has been a reporter since 1997. Her beat encompasses many climate-related challenges facing the Georgia coast, from the fate of endangered right whales that give birth off Georgia to how local infrastructure can be beefed up to mitigate the effect of rising seas. Landers served in the Peace Corps in Malawi and is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Missouri.
Tony Leys has worked at The Des Moines Register as an editor and reporter since 1988. He has been the newspaper’s main health care reporter since 2000, with a strong focus on mental health and health care policy. He also helps cover politics, including Iowa’s presidential caucus campaigns. Leys grew up in the Milwaukee area and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a national board member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and is currently a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.
Alex Lubben is a New York-based reporter with Vice News who covers climate change and the environment. He previously worked for Dissent magazine and In These Times in Chicago. He has a B.A. in English language and literature from Northwestern University.
Clark Merrefield is an economic research reporter with Journalist’s Resource at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. He previously worked as a reporter for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, as a researcher and editor on three books related to the Great Recession and as a federal government communications strategist. He was a John Jay College Juvenile Justice Journalism Fellow and his work has been awarded by Investigative Reporters and Editors.
Isabella Murray is a climate change and housing reporter at Iowa Starting Line, a news outlet focused on the Iowa Caucuses. She spent the summer in Washington, D.C., interning with Voice of America after graduating in May from the University of Minnesota. While in college, she interned for the Minneapolis Star Tribune at the Minnesota Statehouse. She also covered the midterm elections and legislative issues for The Minnesota Daily, UMN’s campus newspaper.
Ngoc Nguyen is an ethnic media editor who leads an initiative to develop and expand editorial collaborations with ethnic media statewide for KHN and California Healthline. She previously worked as an editor and reporter for New America Media, where she co-directed a health and environment reporting fellowship program for ethnic media journalists based in California. She has worked as an environment reporter for the Sacramento Bee and as an assistant producer for Marketplace. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and California State University, Northridge.
Carmen Nobel is the program director at Journalist’s Resource, based at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. She previously was a senior editor at Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, where she forged content partnerships with Quartz, Forbes, HBR Ascend and the World Economic Forum. Her work also has appeared in The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Inc., NPR’s “Science Friday,” PC Magazine, eWeek and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.
Denise-Marie Ordway is managing editor of Journalist’s Resource, at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. She previously worked as a reporter for newspapers and radio stations in the U.S. and Central America, including the Orlando Sentinel and The Philadelphia Inquirer, and her work has appeared in other national publications. She has received numerous journalism awards for her work and was named as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2013 for an investigative series she led that focused on hazing and other problems at Florida A&M University. Ordway was a 2015 Nieman Fellow at Harvard and serves on the national Education Writers Association’s board of directors.
Aneri Pattani is an investigative reporter with Spotlight PA, a statewide collaboration focused on holding power accountable across Pennsylvania. She is also a recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Reporting. Pattani previously worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer, WNYC, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Texas Tribune, CNBC, and The Hartford Courant. She is a graduate of Northeastern University.
Stephanie Purifoy is a junior journalism major at Emerson College in Boston. She currently serves as news editor at The Berkeley Beacon, Emerson’s student newspaper, directing a team of more than 30 people who produce daily content. She previously served as a staff writer and deputy express editor at the Beacon. Purifoy has covered a number of topics including the 2018 Brett Kavanaugh protests, the Straight Pride Parade and Title IX policies on campus. A native of from Traverse City, Michigan, she has worked for the Traverse City Record-Eagle and the Glen Arbor Sun.
Chloe Reichel writes about health research for Journalist’s Resource. She came to JR in 2017 from the Vineyard Gazette. Her work has appeared in other publications including the Burlington Free Press, the Boston Business Journal, Cambridge Day and Harvard Magazine.
Molly Segal, a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, is an independent radio journalist based in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. Her documentaries and reports on the environment and science air on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s national radio programs including “Quirks & Quarks,” “Ideas,” “Tapestry” and” The World This Weekend,” as well as WHYY’s “The Pulse” and WBUR/NPR’s “Here & Now.” Segal has worked for CBC Radio/TV, stationed across Canada. She is the host and producer of the narrative podcast series “Bear 148.”
Catharine Smith is a senior editor at HuffPost. She covers a range of topics, from plastic waste to housing inequality to neglected tropical diseases. Since joining HuffPost in 2010 as an intern, Smith has served as technology editor, trends and locals editor, news editor and business editor.
Eric Strauss is the managing editor of the ABC News Medical Unit. He is responsible for the editorial direction and production of health and medical reporting on air and online for the network. He studied political economics at Tulane University before joining ABC News, where he became a producer for “20/20.” His work has been recognized with Dupont, Murrow, Emmy, Peabody and RFK awards. In 2015, Strauss was awarded a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he investigated visual storytelling of social justice topics in mainstream media.
Steven Wilmsen is a narrative editor at The Boston Globe where he edits and coaches narrative journalism and recently oversaw a major climate project, “At the edge of a warming world.” His projects have won national distinction and “Chasing Bayla,” about a scientist’s quest to save an endangered whale, was a 2015 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Wilmsen co-writes a Poynter column about narrative journalism and is author of the book “Silverado,” about President George H. W. Bush’s son Neil and a failed savings and loan where he served on the board.
Eva Wolfangel is a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. In 2018, she was named European Science Writer of the Year by the Association of British Science Writers. She focuses on new technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality, computer science, data journalism, interaction between digital and real worlds, and space travel. Wolfangel writes for major magazines and newspapers in Germany and Switzerland, including Die Zeit, Geo, Der Spiegel, and NZZ, and also produces radio features. As a VR journalist, she reports from virtual worlds as part of the journalistic cooperative RiffReporter.
Eve Zuckoff is a reporter with WCAI and WGBH, where she covers the human impacts of climate change on and around Cape Cod. She is aReport for America corps member in her first year of service. Zuckoff came to WCAI/WGBH from WBUR, where she worked on Radio Boston, a daily newsmagazine program, and “Last Seen,” an investigative podcast that looked into the 1990 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist.