Twelve science journalists from five countries, plus the United States, have begun exploring the classrooms and laboratories of MIT as part of the 24th year of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship. This is the largest group of Knight Fellows in 14 years.
Together they reach the greatest number of readers and listeners ever represented by a class of Knights. The print publications have a combined circulation of around 15 million. In addition, the two news agencies represented--Associated Press and the New China News Agency, or Xinhua--are the two largest in the world, each supplying many hundreds of news outlets.
The MIT community is invited to meet the new Knights at a reception today from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Faculty Club. The event is sponsored by Technology Review magazine, the MIT News Office and the Knight Fellowships.
The Knight Fellowship is funded chiefly by an endowment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. For more information about the fellows, visit web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2006/knight.html.