WOODS HOLE, Mass. –Twelve accomplished science and health journalists have been awarded a highly competitive fellowship in the Logan Science Journalism Program at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL).
Now in its 35th year, the Logan Science Journalism Program provides journalists with immersive, hands-on research training, giving them invaluable insight into the practice of science as well as some of the major news stories of today. The program, which offers a Biomedical course and an Environmental course, will run May 31- June 11 in Woods Hole.
Biographies for the 2022 Logan Science Journalism Fellows are here. Some of the fellows were accepted in 2020 and are finally able to travel to Woods Hole! Others are new awardees this year. They are:
Hilary Brueck, Health Correspondent, Insider, Inc.
Ambika Kandasamy, Independent U.S. Journalist
Blacki Migliozzi, Graphics Editor, The New York Times
Judith Pyke, Documentary Filmmaker, Curious Features (Vancouver, Canada
Matthew Reynolds, Senior Writer, WIRED Magazine (London, U.K.)
Frank Swain, Managing Editor, CORDIS (European Commission) (Barcelona, Spain)
Alla Katsnelson, Independent Journalist (Northampton, Mass.)
Sofia Moutinho, Correspondent, Science Magazine (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Melba Newsome, Independent Journalist (Charlotte, N.C.)
Sonali Prasad, Independent Journalist (New Delhi, India)
Molly Segal, Producer, Canadian Broadcast Corp. (Banff, Canada)
Paul Tullis, Independent Journalist (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
In honor of program’s 35th anniversary, a special guest will address the fellows on June 10 and participate in a question-and-answer session, which alumni of the program may virtually attend. The public will be invited to view via livestream.
Learning by Doing
In the program’s Biomedical Hands-On Research Course, fellows learn fundamental techniques and approaches that underpin current biomedical science. Guided by senior scientists, they undertake pioneering technologies for imaging and analyzing the human microbiome; genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9; and DNA sequencing and analysis. They will also have ample opportunity to discuss concepts and innovations in biological and biomedical science with the program’s faculty.
In the Environmental Hands-On Research Course, fellows conduct field research at a barrier beach, salt marsh, and watershed ecosystem on Cape Cod. They discover the complex ways that added nitrogen alters coastal ecosystems, including their capacity to keep up with sea-level rise and impacts on marine life and coastal food webs.
All fellows collect, analyze, and interpret research data, which they present at a mini-symposium at the close of the fellowship. They also have opportunities to explore the rich scientific resources in Woods Hole.
The Biomedical Hands-On Research Course is co-directed by Jessica Mark Welch, Ph.D., associate scientist in the MBL’s Bay Paul Center, and Joshua Rosenthal, Ph.D., senior scientist in the MBL’s Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering. The course’s journalism advisor is Maryn McKenna, journalist, author, senior writer at WIRED, and Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory University.
The Environmental Hands-On Research Course is directed by Anne Giblin, Ph.D., senior scientist and director of the MBL Ecosystems Center, with Research Scientist Javier Lloret, Ph.D., as co-instructor. Science journalist/producer Angela Posada-Swafford is the course’s journalism advisor.
Over the years, the Logan Science Journalism Program has granted fellowships to hundreds of journalists from prominent news organizations, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Science, National Public Radio, The Washington Post, USA Today, CNN, and Scientific American.
The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery – exploring fundamental biology, understanding marine biodiversity and the environment, and informing the human condition through research and education. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1888, the MBL is a private, nonprofit institution and an affiliate of the University of Chicago.
The Logan Science Journalism Program is sponsored by: George & Helen H.B. Logan; Friends and Alumni of the Science Journalism Program; Golden Family Foundation; Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Irving Weinstein Foundation, Inc.; Ross Foundation; and the Byron H. Waksman Fund for Excellence in Science Communication.