• Knight Science Journalism fellows are, from left to right: Molly Seamans, administrative assistant; Esther Nakkazi; John Mangels; Julie Robotham; Pam Belluck; Boyce Rensberger, director; Ivan Semeniuk; Pere Estupinyà; Keith Seinfeld; Zarina Khan; Catherine Clabby; Jonathan Fahey; Kathy Boisvert, assistant director.

    Knight Science Journalism fellows are, from left to right: Molly Seamans, administrative assistant; Esther Nakkazi; John Mangels; Julie Robotham; Pam Belluck; Boyce Rensberger, director; Ivan Semeniuk; Pere Estupinyà; Keith Seinfeld; Zarina Khan; Catherine Clabby; Jonathan Fahey; Kathy Boisvert, assistant director.

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Knight Science Journalism fellows arrive on campus

Knight Science Journalism fellows are, from left to right: Molly Seamans, administrative assistant; Esther Nakkazi; John Mangels; Julie Robotham; Pam Belluck; Boyce Rensberger, director; Ivan Semeniuk; Pere Estupinyà; Keith Seinfeld; Zarina Khan; Catherine Clabby; Jonathan Fahey; Kathy Boisvert, assistant director.


The 25th anniversary class of Knight Science Journalism fellows--a group of 10 writers and editors from six countries--has begun taking classes at MIT. During their year on campus, the journalists will also be visiting labs, interviewing researchers and attending twice-weekly Knight seminars, most taught by MIT faculty members.

The new Knights are:

  • Pam Belluck, New England bureau chief of The New York Times, who is preparing to specialize in medical coverage.
  • Cathy Clabby, science reporter of the Raleigh, N.C., News & Observer.
  • Pere Estupinyà, editor of "Redes," a popular science television program in Spain.
  • Jonathan Fahey, associate editor at Forbes magazine.
  • Zarina Khan, who covers science, medicine and the environment for Emirates Today, published in Dubai.
  • John Mangels, science reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
  • Esther Nakkazi, science and medical reporter for The East African, which circulates in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.
  • Julie Robotham, medical editor of The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia.
  • Keith Seinfeld, science and medical reporter at KPLU, the PBS affiliate in Seattle.
  • Ivan Semeniuk, New Scientist's U.S. bureau chief, based in Cambridge.

The Knight Fellowships, part of the Science, Technology and Society program in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, is funded chiefly by an endowment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 19, 2007 (download PDF).


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