April 28, 2009 — The Shorenstein Center, together with the Knight Science Fellowship program and MIT, presented “The Future of Science Journalism,” a forum at the third-annual Cambridge Science Festival, held at the MIT Museum.
Introductory remarks were given by Dr. Susan Hockfield, president of MIT. Jill Abramson, managing editor of The New York Times, gave the keynote address. A panel discussion followed, moderated by former Shorenstein fellows Cristine Russell, currently a Belfer fellow, and Philip Hilts, director of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowships program at MIT. Panelists were Andrew Revkin, New York Times environment reporter; Ivan Oransky, online managing editor for Scientific American; and Evan Hadingham, senior science editor of Nova.
The event is discussed in an article by Russell in the Columbia Journalism Review: “Science Journalism’s Crystal Ball.”