Robert Frederick | Multimedia Journalist

Credits from Science, PNAS, NPR, American Scientist, and more

Welcome to my virtual office


I'm a journalist/editor/producer and—since April, 2023—the inaugural Chief Content Officer / Editor-in-Chief of the Global Virus Network.

Since 2021, I've also been an instructor in Harvard's journalism program, a part of the Division of Continuing Education, where I teach classes and serve as a capstone director for students seeking their master's degree in journalism.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, I was away studying as a Fellow with the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, which was about the best possible way to spend the first year of the pandemic.

Previously, I've worked on staff for American Scientist magazine, Science magazine, and for the NPR network at St. Louis Public Radio. My freelance client list ranges from international magazines and television networks to regional newspapers to local public radio stations.

My educational background enables me to specialize in physical sciences and economics, but I've covered most sciences as well as health, policy, education, and business. In sum, I'll follow a good story wherever it leads.

Although I do not freelance in competition with my employer, I usually can take on some projects.

So please have a look around my virtual office and be in touch if there's something I may do for you: RobertFrederick (at) NASW (dot) org.

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