Partnering to Bring Student Scientists to Newsrooms for the Summer

The Heising-Simons Foundation believes in the vital role science journalists play in cultivating accurate coverage of science and technology in the news. For that reason, we supported four AAAS’ Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows this past summer.

The fellowship places student scientists at media sites nationwide to work as science reporters for 10 weeks over the summer. Through the fellowship, these smart and dedicated students get a first-hand look at the changing media climate, learn new media skills, and produce dozens of original science stories.

Please see below for a sample of content from each of the fellows, and learn more about the fellowship here.

Stephen Ginley
University of Ottawa, Eath Science & Geosciences
UNC researchers link gut bacteria to infant brain development

In 2014, AAAS expanded the fellowship to bring science news to Spanish-speaking communities. Watch this short video of Pedro Piqueras, the 2016 Spanish Language Mass Media Fellow highlighted above, relaying his experience at Univision:

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