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Author Ben Goldfarb to visit UW–Madison as fall Science Writer in Residence

October 11, 2023

Environmental journalist and author Ben Goldfarb will meet with university students, faculty and staff to share his reporting experience as part of UW–Madison’s Sharon Dunwoody Science Journalist in Residence program.

Science Journalist in Residence meets UW’s creatures

April 6, 2023

Last week, in addition to visiting students in classrooms and sharing their passion for writing about creatures in a public panel, science journalist Sabrina Imbler visited several labs across UW–Madison to meet researchers and critters alike.

Return to in-person journalist residencies with all-star lineup

December 14, 2022

After going online during the height of the pandemic, UW's Journalist in Residence series returned in-person this semester with visits from five experts in broadcast, podcast and print reporting across topics of science, politics and culture.

Award-winning NPR podcasters to visit UW as fall Journalists in Residence

November 8, 2022

Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei of "Throughline" will meet with university students, faculty and staff to share their experiences and expertise.

Polls and policy with FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver

October 27, 2022

FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver discussed the promise and pitfalls of polling data days ahead of the midterm elections.

Radiolab’s Latif Nasser coming to Madison as fall Science Journalist in Residence

October 3, 2022

Journalist, science historian and Radiolab co-host Latif Nasser will visit UW classrooms and speak about compelling science storytelling on as part of his tenure as UW–Madison Science Journalist in Residence.

More news, more worry during pandemic

July 20, 2022

“What we’d hope is that you could counter uncertainty by learning more about the world ... (but) that wasn’t the case with COVID-19," says researcher Markus Brauer. "Higher media consumption — seeking out the news — was associated with more emotional distress.”

ProPublica’s Caroline Chen is UW–Madison’s fall Science Journalist in Residence

October 26, 2021

Chen, whose work spans public health, the pharmaceutical industry, hospitals and regulators, has spent much of the last 20 months covering the coronavirus pandemic for the investigative journalism newsroom ProPublica.

Spring Journalist in Residence series explores how media report on critical news stories

April 19, 2021

Topics of this semester’s talks range from the evolution of local news coverage to the role of media in the climate change debate.

Gimlet’s Kendra Pierre-Louis to visit virtually as Science Writer in Residence

October 20, 2020

As a climate reporter on the new podcast "How to Save a Planet," Pierre-Louis discusses everything from the surprising benefits of trees to why everyone needs a “go bag” — and friendly neighbors — in a disaster.

Journalist in Residence virtual talks highlight challenges of current news environment

September 28, 2020

CBS News correspondent Wesley Lowery, Kendra Pierre-Louis from Gimlet Media and Maggie Haberman of The New York Times will focus on the complexities reporters are facing in this unprecedented moment.

Pandemic spawns hope for faith in journalism

September 25, 2020

Conventional wisdom has written print journalism’s obituary many times, as revenues decline and outlets shut down. But there are signs of hope.

How should journalists cover coronavirus preprint studies?

May 11, 2020

Headlines that don’t stand up to scrutiny are among the perils of writing about scientific articles that have not yet undergone peer review by experts in the field, says emerita Professor Sharon Dunwoody.

Get tips on applying for science journalism fellowship Nov. 7

November 5, 2019

Learn about the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship. Three former fellows will share what it’s like to go from the lab to the newsroom and back and what careers the fellowship can lead to.

UW among recipients of grants from Evjue Foundation

June 5, 2019

The charitable arm of The Capital Times has announced that its directors have approved $1,812,000 in grants, including $370,500 to the UW for more than two dozen projects and programs during the coming year.