Discoveries about Covid-19, climate change, CRISPR, and the Webb Space Telescope all demand thoughtful translators between the science that has produced the research and the public that is curious about them. This is the task of the reporter and writer who covers the science beat, inclusive of science, health, the environment, and technology. Science Journalism develops skills of translation and interpretation: how to identify, report, and write stories about science, health, the environment, and technology for the public. The course also will grapple with major contemporary science stories as well as with some of the philosophical and ethical issues raised by reporting scientific research to a lay audience. This course requires research, interviewing, writing, and editing, on deadline and with opportunity for revision.

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Science Journalism