I report, write, edit, design, draw, produce, host, speak, code, teach, consult....
In 2022, I taught two classes for Harvard's journalism program
—"Reporting on Climate Change" and "Podcasting"—
and helped produce American Scientist's first digital-first feature,
a long-term goal that began with redeveloping the magazine's website.
See the digital feature: "Putting Eggs in Many Baskets"
In 2021, I concluded an academic-year Nieman fellowship
and taught science journalism for Harvard Summer School.
Since 2015, I've been digital managing editor at American Scientist.
"New Website: Better, Faster, Stronger..."
From 2011-2015, I freelanced, experimented with storytelling,
reported on contract for PNAS, and contributed to The Science Writers' Handbook.
"Disabling Technology -- Don't Let Media Drive The Message"
From 2007-2011, I was on staff at Science magazine.
Officially, I was "Associate Online Editor" and promoted to "Web Editor" in 2009. Unofficially, I was Science's first multimedia journalist. Half of my work week was dedicated to the podcast as reporter, editor, producer, interviewer and host.
We took the podcast to the #3 spot in Science & Medicine podcasts on Apple's iTunes (now Apple Podcasts). Here's a representative show featuring:
- researchers Kerry Kawakami, Laura Harrington, and Ron Hoy
- journalist Carl Zimmer
- Science's Deputy Editor Barbara Jasny and Online News Editor David Grimm
My beat was the original research published in Science. I also did original reporting for podcasts and videos, helped to launch the magazine's various social media feeds/channels, and contributed to multiple-media online projects.
Here's a playlist of some videos I made at Science.
From 2005-2007, I was the inaugural science reporter at St. Louis Public Radio,
where I also contributed to NPR and The Associated Press.
The position was part-time and grant-funded, so I traveled down from my home in Michigan each week. I spent two nights in the dorms on the campus of the University of Missouri - St. Louis, where the station was located at the time. I produced a lot of stories, won an Excellence in Journailsm award from the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists, and even got a few stories on the national network.
From 2003-2005, I freelanced full time—including writing my first major newspaper story for The Dallas Morning News.
I got my start as a science journalist in 2003
thanks to a AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship
while pursuing my master's degree in applied mathematics.
I produced two dozen stories that fellowship summer for KUNC-FM. This one I pitched to the network—my first national story.